Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Australia. 2014 ‘Collection.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 6, p. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 1 January
14. During the reporting period, did your country collect any SALW? YES
14.1. What was the nature of the collection exercise?
a) Buyback programme for civilian-held SALW: [No response]
b) Weapons amnesty for civilian-held SALW: YES
c) Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR): [No response]
d) Weapons for Development (WfD) programme: [No Response]
14.2. How many SALW were collected?
The items collected were firearms, not weapons. Some 3,000 firearms were collected by two jurisdictions and the firearms destroyed.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]
[Editor's note: The reporting period for this UNPoA Biennial Meeting of States was 2012/14].