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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Regulation - Making Power.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 17 (Section 272). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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272 Regulation - making power

(1) The Executive may make regulations for this Act.

Note Regulations must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act 2001.

(2) A regulations may make provision in relation to —
(a) the manufacture, acquisition, disposal, possession, registration, storage, identification, maintenance, carrying, conveyance, altering, repair, testing and use of firearms; or
(b) the register, including how changes may or must be made to the particulars and information in the register; or
(c) firearms training courses; or
(d) training and supervision in relation to firearms; or
(e) firearms dealers; or
(f) club armourers; or
(g) ammunition collectors; or
(h) ammunition and components of ammunition, other than the manufacture or transport of ammunition;
(i) security guards; or
(j) spear guns; or
(k) the approval of shooting ranges and approved shooting ranges; or
(l) the approval of paintball ranges and approved paintball ranges; or
(m) the approval of clubs and approved clubs and their members, including, for example —
(i) the conditions applying to the approval of a club; and
(ii) the duties of approved clubs in relation to members; and
(iii) the reporting obligations of approved clubs; or
(n) the approval of club armourers to repair firearms and firearms parts; or
(o) licences, licence renewals and duplicate licences; or
(p) permits, approvals and authorisations; or
(q) forms, records, notices and returns; or
(r) exempting a person from this Act; or
(s) the maximum amounts payable by way of compensation for the surrender of prohibited firearms.

(3) A regulation may prescribe the evidence that may or must be produced to the registrar that —
(a) there is a special need in relation to a licence application; or
(b) an applicant's special need cannot be met other than by being issued with a category C or category D licence.

(4) A regulation under subsection (3) does not limit the matters that the
registrar may reasonably consider when deciding whether a special need has been established.

(5) The regulations may also prescribe offences for contraventions of the regulations and prescribe maximum penalties of not more than 10 penalty units for offences against the regulations.

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