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Warner, Kate and Simon Sherwood. 2006 ‘Firearms Legislation in Australia a Decade After the Nationwide Agreement: Summary and comments.’ National Coalition for Gun Control, p. 75. Hobart: National Coalition for Gun Control. 1 July

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Genuine need

The resolution requires that, over and above satisfaction of the "genuine reason" test, an applicant must demonstrate a "genuine need" for that firearm. The 1997 report concluded that most jurisdictions had substantially complied with the requirements as to genuine need. This still appears to be the case. There is still no genuine need requirement for a Category B weapon in South Australia, Victoria (unless the reason is occupation of security or prison guard) and the Northern Territory and the limit to one Category C rifle and one Category C shotgun has not been implemented in the Northern Territory.

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