Argument: Scientists and researchers can be exempted from laser ban
- Debate: Ban on laser pointers - con argument.
"ACT Will Ban Laser Pointers". Photonics (Australia). 11 June 2008 - "The Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Bob Debus, has announced that from July 1 this year anyone seeking to import powerful laser pointers will be required to have an appropriate exemption. Certain professional, technical and scientific groups, including astronomers, academics and surveyors, will be exempt."