Argument: Ban on lasers is an overreaction; regulation more fair
"Laser ban an 'overreaction'". ABC. 7 Apr. 2008 - "Professor Hans Bachor, president of the Australian Optical Society, says the ban is an overreaction and researchers may be left to deal with the bureaucracy if it proceeds."
Dr John Greenhill, at the University of Tasmania's School of Maths and Physics - "[The ban] is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. There must be better ways of solving the problem."