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Australia. 2010 ‘Brokering and Brokering Legislation.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Brokering and Brokering Legislation

Australia is a signatory to the Firearms Protocol and is currently considering firearms brokering issues within the context of its obligations under the Protocol.

Currently, the Crimes (Foreign Incursion and Recruitment) Act 1978 has provisions which criminalise activities including certain forms of brokering.

Australia, in partnership with the Republic of Korea, co-authored a resolution (UNGA 63/67) on "Preventing and combating illicit brokering activities" that was adopted without a vote by the UN General Assembly in 2008.

Australia will work to increase international awareness of, and strengthen measures to combat, illicit brokering.

['Firearms Protocol' refers to the United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition].

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