Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
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. 79. Hobart: National Coalition for Gun Control. 1 July
Grounds for licence refusal or cancellation
The 1997 report found that most jurisdictions had dealt very comprehensively with the agreed grounds for refusal and/or cancellation of licences.
The major omissions identified in the 1997 report included the failure by South Australia and Western Australia to stipulate that a domestic violence order or a violence restraint order automatically results in refusal and/or cancellation and that in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia a conviction for aggravated assault does not automatically cancel a licence.
These omissions have not been rectified by the relevant jurisdictions. Also, the failure to notify change of address is not grounds for cancellation in Tasmania or Western Australia.
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