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Australia. 2012 ‘Confiscation and Seizure.’ 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. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 28 March

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13. During the reporting period, has your country found, seized or confiscated any SALW under its jurisdiction? YES

13.1 How many SALW were found, seized or confiscated?

Data to answer this question was available in five jurisdictions. These five jurisdictions reported a combined total of 3,485 firearms found, seized or confiscated. Note that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service's (ACBPS) records do not specifically categorise items under the heading of SALW - reporting therefore of total number of SALW items found, seized or confiscated at the border is not practicable.

For the reporting period July 2009 - June 2010, 5,798 undeclared firearms, parts and accessories were detected by ACBPS; with 3,109 disposed of.

For the reporting period July 2010 - June 2011, 5,922 undeclared firearms, parts and accessories were detected; and 3,857 disposed of.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q11756

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