Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. Each state and territory is predominantly responsible for the operation of its own police and firefighting services. The Federal Government is responsible for the Australian Federal Police, which polices national laws and provides community policing services in the Australian Capital Territory. The role of firefighting organisations includes responding to fires, investigating fires, developing safety codes, responding to road accidents, managing hazardous materials and educating the community about fire safety.
Major sporting, cultural or political events require additional police services... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Entry barriers to the industry are high due to the requirement for government approval and funding. In particular, legislation is a major barrier to new organisations. Government legislation rules the establishment of policing, law enforcement and firefighting. Underlying this legislative barrier is the generally unquestioned perception that the maintenance of public order and the enforcement of the law can only be entrusted to a body that is not motivated by financial gain. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 established ASIO as the Commonwealth's agent for providing advice on security matters and empowers it to collect information as required. There is no prospect for these services to be undertaken by any other organisation... purchase to read more