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Australia. 1996 ‘Gun Use: How it Affects You.’ Australian Federal Government AMPC Resolutions 10 May: Pamphlet. Canberra: Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board and the Australasian Police Ministers' Council / APMC. 1 June

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Gun Use: How it Affects You

Legislation will set out circumstances in which licence applications are to be refused or licences are to be cancelled. These reasons can be if the applicant or licence holder:

- is not of good character;

- contravenes the firearm law;

- has unsafe storage;

- no longer has a genuine reason;

- obtained the licence by deception;

- has been the subject of an Apprehended Violence Order, Domestic Violence Order, restraining order or conviction for assault with a weapon/aggravated assault within the past five years; or

- has a mental or physical condition which would render the applicant unsuitable for owning, possessing or using a firearm.

States and Territories will consider the establishment of appeal mechanisms to consider cases of refused or cancelled licences.

ID: Q980

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