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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.

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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. Sim..

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What is the Police and Firefighting Services Industry?

Operators in the industry provide services to maintain public order and safety (such as policing), and services for emergencies (such as fires and rescue services). The industry comprises police services (including federal agencies) and fire brigades (metropolitan and country). It does not include ambulance services, corrective and detention centres, or private investigation and security services.

Industry Products
State and territory police services
Australian Federal Police services
Intelligence services
Firefighting services
Industry Activities
Intelligence service operations
Police services operations
Police station operations
Traffic policing operations
Emergency services
Fire brigade services
Firefighting services
Fire prevention services
Rescue services

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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