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Australia. 2008 ‘Accounting for Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ 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), p. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 1 July

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General storage requirements

The Australian and State and Territory governments have agreed on national standards for the security and storage of firearms.

The storage standard varies according to the type and number of firearm being stored. Sanctions are imposed on individuals and state agents who fail to meet safe storage requirements which can include revocation of licenses, seizure of firearms, fines or other judicial approved penalties or, in the case of state agents, internal disciplinary action.

Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) maintains strict accountability processes for its weapons. ADF firearms storage and armoury security remains key issues for the Australian Government. Strict control measures apply to military weapons, munitions and explosives. Weapons are individually numbered and tracked, and are stored securely in Defence establishments.

All weapons are stored securely in Defence establishments, registered and subject to strict accounting procedures, including an annual census supervised by the Defence Materiel Organisation and reviewed by the Defence Inspector General's Office. The aim of each census is to account for 100 percent of weapons.

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