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Newgreen, Chief Insp A. 1987 ‘Firearms Registration System.’ Report to Metropolitan Coordinator, Victoria Police; CRB File: 39-1-1385/84, pp. 1, 3. Melbourne, VIC: Registrar of Firearms, Victoria Police. 26 February
1: In February 1984, legislative changes came into effect which required all firearms owners in the State of Victoria to register the firearms held in their possession… a time span of three years was required (1/2/84 to 31/1/87)…
By the 31st January, 1987, in theory, all firearms that required registration in the State of Victoria should be registered…
18: …at the conclusion of the programme only 58.9% of Victorians had registered firearms… Public disobedience or ignorance of the law is by no means a small percentage."