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Ellison, Christopher. 2002 ‘National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement.’ National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement. Canberra: Parliament of Australia. 17 April

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Justice Minister, Senator Chris Ellison, has written to all State Police Ministers seeking their support for the development of a National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement.

The Federal Government is sponsoring a submission to the next meeting of Police Commissioners and Senior Officers of the Australasian Police Ministers Council in Darwin in May, which includes the proposed draft Agreement…

The National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement would deal with a range of matters including:
- a commitment by the Commonwealth, States and Territories to ensure that substantial penalties are in place for the illegal possession of a handgun;
- the introduction of consistent regulation of firearms manufacturing;
- the introduction of serious offences for the illegal manufacture of firearms;
- increased recording, reporting and inspection of firearm part transactions; and
- the introduction of laws designed to restrict the illegal supply of firearms, and making it an offence to conspire to commit an interstate firearm offence.

The Agreement would also contain an action plan to address the use of firearms in crime, to be implemented by all States and Territories and the Commonwealth…

Early endorsement of this proposed Agreement will enable State and Territories to commence work on standardising firearms trafficking regulations and help to overcome the spread of dangerous illegal weapons through our community.

The Firearms Policy Working Group was established by the Australasian Police Ministers' Council in 2001 to provide advice on firearms policy matters. The development of this proposed National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement is based on a report from that working group.

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