Not to be offensive, but does Aus have a lot of stupid people who cause these laws to be inacted? 41 bow incidents? Like people shooting at their neighbors property? Or just shooting at arrow out of sight in a city? The city near me isn't free of idiots but I don't hear of people shooting arrows at each other? Anyways, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have some form of "trigger lock" mandatory for storage of a compound bow or crossbow. When I was 11-12, a friends dad got booted out of the house and we got ahold of his compound bow. We all had "low powered" bows and thought we knew what we were doing. While we didn't shoot at anything alive, I do remember dry firing it and burying some target points well into a tree. It could've gone badly in any case.