Wearing the ‘Kirpan’ is an essential part of the Sikh Code of Conduct. Sikh Community around the world is facing the challenge from the Governments of their respective home countries to allow them to wear ‘Kirpan’. In Australia the case is no different. The Sikhs in Australia (individually as well as through various Sikh organisations) have taken a range of steps to inform the Government (at all levels, Local/Council, State as well as the Federal), Departments (such as Customs, Police, Roads etc) as well as the wider Australian Community about significance of ‘Kirpan’ for a Sikh.
Amendment of Knife Legislation