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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Stockpiles and Trafficking in the Pacific.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 18. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March

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Legislative Change

In December 2002, seven weeks after the country's most recent multiple shooting at Monash University, Australian authorities announced further restrictions. The nation-wide agreement included a uniform, state-by-state ban on up to 500 models of handgun, a six-month amnesty, and a government-funded handgun buy-back scheme, all to take effect from 1 July 2003.

Federal customs regulations were also amended to prohibit the importation of a wide range of pistols and revolvers based on calibre, magazine capacity, and barrel length.

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