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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Assessing Suitability of Individuals - Mandatory Criteria.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 2 (Section 19). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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19 Assessing suitability of individuals - mandatory criteria

(1) For section 17, the following are the mandatory criteria in relation to an individual:

(a) for an application for a licence other than a composite entity firearms licence - the registrar believes on reasonable grounds that the individual may not personally exercise continuous and responsible control over a firearm because of the individual's way of living or domestic circumstances;

(b) within the 10 years before the day the registrar decides the individual's suitability, the individual has been—

(i) subject to a protection order or corresponding order (other than an order that has been revoked or successfully appealed against); or…
(ii) subject to an order under this Act or a corresponding law that prohibits the person from possessing or using a firearm (other than an order that has been successfully appealed against); or
(iii) convicted or found guilty of a prescribed offence in the ACT or elsewhere;

(c) the individual is not suitable because of a reason prescribed by regulation…

ID: Q2515

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