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King, Brooke. 2009 ‘Firearms Controls in Australia.’ Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities in National PoA Implementation by States of the Pacific (Section III). Sydney: Firearms Unit, Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department. 22 June

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The controls on firearms in Australia are some of the most stringent in the world.

Access to firearms is limited to those with a defined genuine need or reason.

Personal protection is not regarded as a genuine reason for owning, possessing or using a firearm.

Genuine reasons include use by government, such as the military or police, licensed sports shooters with valid club membership, historical collectors of lawful firearms, use in film production and persons with an occupational requirement, such as primary producers, pest controllers and some security employees.

[Address to the Regional meeting on the implementation of the UN small arms Programme of Action 'Strengthening Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons,' Sydney, 22-23 June 2009]

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