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New South Wales. 2006 ‘Restriction on Authority Conferred by Category H Licence.’ Firearms Regulation 2006 (2006-512, as at 1 January 2014); Section 6. Sydney: New South Wales Government. 1 September

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6. Restriction on authority conferred by category H licence

(1) The genuine reason of business or employment does not, in relation to a category H licence or an application for such a licence, include business or employment that constitutes any other genuine reason.

Note. Section 16 of the Act provides that a category H licence must not be issued unless the genuine reason established by the applicant is sport/target shooting, business or employment or firearms collection. The genuine reasons specified in section 12 of the Act are each mutually exclusive.

(2) Accordingly, a category H licence issued to a person who has established business or employment as the genuine reason for being issued with the licence does not authorise the possession or use of a registered pistol for a purpose that is a genuine reason other than business or employment.

Note. For example, the licensee is not authorised to use the pistol for the purposes of:
(a) hunting (including the control or suppression of vermin or pest animals) or fishing, or
(b) farming or grazing activities (including the destruction of diseased or injured animals).

['The Act' means the Firearms Act 1996]

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