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Australia

3 November 2008

Age (Melbourne)

The plan to re-arm police with semi-automatic guns is behind schedule as senior officers admit they will not meet the initial target of completing the weapons upgrade by the end of the year. Although the State Government has committed $10 million for the new weapons, the falling Australian dollar means that costs have blown-out by at least 30%. When Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon announced the firearm upgrade in June, she said it would be conducted over a... (GunPolicy.org)

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