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Tasmania. 2015 ‘Legislative Reform Agenda.’ Tasmania Police Annual Report 2014-2015, p.33. Hobart: Department of Police and Emergency Management. 8 October
Legislative Reform Agenda
The Department continued to develop, review and improve legislation administered by the Agency.
The Firearms (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2015 received approval from the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council in May 2014, and will be proclaimed in stages over the next reporting period. The Bill proposes major changes to the Firearms Act 1996 including allowing members of the public with an appropriate licence to apply for registration as a Paintball Range Operator; allowing children from fourteen years of age to use firearms when under the supervision of a licence holder; and stricter storage requirements to make it harder for firearms to be stolen in Tasmania.