11 December, 2023
Blade sale restrictions
The Queensland Government has proposed new laws to restrict the sale of knives and other bladed items like machetes, axes, and swords, as well as replica firearms, including gel blasters, to juveniles in an attempt to curb youth crime.
The sale of these items to juveniles will become an offence, as will any attempts to use false identification to purchase these products.
Advertising that is violent or created in a way that suggests the items are “suitable for combat” will also be outlawed.
The legislation will be introduced to Parliament following pressure from the Jack Beasley Foundation, the advocacy group behind Jack’s Law.
The Jack Beasley Foundation aims to change attitudes around violence among young people.