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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Adult Firearms Licences - Restriction on Issue of Category D Licences.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 7 (Section 65). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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65 Adult firearms licences - restriction on issue of category D licences

(1) The registrar must not issue a category D licence to an adult unless —
(a) the genuine reason established by the adult to possess or use a firearm is vertebrate pest animal control; and
(b) the adult produces evidence that satisfies the registrar that the adult has a special need to possess or use a firearm to which a category D licence applies; and
(c) for an adult mentioned in table 61, item 4, column 3, paragraph (c) - the adult produces evidence that satisfies the registrar that the special need cannot be met in any other way (whether by the authority given by a category B or category C licence, by engaging a professional contract shooter or otherwise); and
(d) the Minister authorises the issue in writing.

(2) The Minister's authority may be given on the condition that the licence is issued subject to a stated condition that the Minister believes on reasonable grounds is in the public interest.

(3) If a guideline mentioned in section 37 (2) (d) (ii) is in force, the guideline applies in relation to subsection (2) as if the Minister were the registrar.

ID: Q2539

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