Citation(s) from the 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

Relevant contents

Uniform standards for the security and storage of firearms

[The Australasian Police Ministers'] Council agreed to a number of conditions for the secure storage of all firearms and ammunition. As was the case in 1997, all jurisdictions except Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia have implemented the agreed minimum uniform standards.

Queensland still does not require Category C weapons to comply with the higher standards applicable to Category D and H weapons nor is the separate storage of ammunition a requirement.

Western Australia implements different standards to those agreed to but these appear to be at least as stringent (if not more so) as the agreed minimum standards.

Contrary to the resolution, South Australia does not require Category A and B firearms to be in a receptacle if they are secured to the building.

The requirement that licences contain a reminder as to safe storage responsibilities has not been implemented by a legislative requirement in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.

[The APMC Resolutions are also commonly known as the 'National Firearms Agreement,' or NFA].

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