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Victoria. 1998 ‘General Discretion of Chief Commissioner to Refuse a Dealers Licence.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 3 (Section 61). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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61. General discretion of Chief Commissioner to refuse a dealers licence

(1) The Chief Commissioner must not issue a dealers licence to an applicant —

(a) if the applicant, any close associate of the applicant, any responsible person in relation to the application or any person the applicant is proposing to employ in the business is a prohibited person; or

(b) if the applicant or any responsible person in relation to the application is under the age of 21 years; or

(c) unless the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that —
(i) the applicant and all responsible persons in relation to the application and the persons the applicant is proposing to employ in the business —
(A) are fit and proper persons; and
(B) can carry on the business without being a danger to public safety or peace; and
(ii) the premises specified in the application are suitable to carry on the business of being a firearms dealer; and
(iii) the issue of the licence is not against the public interest; or

(ca) unless the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that all close associates of the applicant are fit and proper persons; or

(d) for any prescribed reason.

(2) A person referred to in subsection (1)(c)(i) is presumed not to be a fit and proper person for the purposes of subsection (1)(c)(i)(A) if he or she is a declared organisation member…

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