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Warner, Kate and Adam Graycar. 1997 ‘Firearms Legislation in Australia.’ Australian Institute of Criminology Report, Released to the Australian Senate. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. 4 January

Relevant contents

From the Executive Summary by Adam Graycar:

The report concludes that the core elements of the Agreement have been almost fully implemented and highlights areas where further legislative and administrative work is required.

The report concludes that the core elements of the Agreement -- the prohibition of certain firearms, the establishment of registration systems and the development of a 12 month amnesty and buyback scheme -- have been almost fully implemented.

This report has identified a number of areas where the spirit and intent of the APMC resolutions have not been fully implemented. The most significant departures from the APMC resolutions include:

- The non-specification of the Category C exemption for clay target shooting in the Northern Territory and Queensland;
- The failure to implement a uniform regulatory regime for firearms collections; and
- The failure in South Australia and Western Australia to require automatic revocation or refusal of a licence where a person is the subject of a domestic violence order, violence restraint order, or conviction of assault with a weapon.

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