It is the right of the individual to defend themselves from threats. Under current law, it is illegal to carry items to protect yourself. Serious crime such as murder, rape and assault can be reduced and deterred by allowing individuals to carry non-lethal self-defence items.
Pepper spray, mace and tasers are non-lethal and enable an individual to incapacitate, not kill an attacker.
Australian law should allow us the means to protect ourselves, but it doesn't. It is time to change that.