Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Australia. 2016 ‘Tracing.’ 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 8, p. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 27 April
18. Does your country have procedures in place to trace SALW? YES
18.1. Which government agency is responsible for making a tracing request to another country?
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has in place a long-standing and successful international trace program. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) also receives requests dealing with firearms issues.
18.2. What information does the designated agency include in a tracing request? (check relevant boxes)
a) Circumstances under which the SALW was found: YES
b) Reasons why the SALW is considered to be illegal or illicit: [No response]
c) The intended use of the information being sought: [No response]
d) Any markings on the SALW: YES
e) Type/calibre of SALW: YES
f) Other: Full details of the firearm, date of seizure and circumstances of offence when deemed appropriate.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]