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New South Wales. 2006 ‘Additional Grounds for Refusal of Permit.’ Firearms Regulation 2006 (2006-512, as at 1 January 2014); Section 11. Sydney: New South Wales Government. 1 September

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11. Additional grounds for refusal of permit

(1) The Commissioner may refuse to issue a permit unless the applicant has completed such firearms training and safety courses as the Commissioner considers to be appropriate in respect of the permit concerned.

(2) The Commissioner must, except in such cases as the Commissioner (at the request of the Commonwealth Government) considers appropriate, refuse to issue a permit authorising the possession or use of a firearm if the Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant intends to possess or use the firearm for personal protection (or for the protection of any other person) or the protection of property.

(3) Without limiting the operation of subclause (2), the Commissioner must refuse to issue a permit authorising the possession or use of a registered pistol if the Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant intends to possess or use the pistol for the purposes of:
(a) hunting (including the control or suppression of vermin or pest animals) or fishing, or
(b) farming or grazing activities (including the destruction of diseased or injured animals).

(4) However, subclause (3) does not apply in relation to an applicant if the Commissioner is satisfied, on production of such evidence as the Commissioner may require, that the applicant has a medical condition or disability that prevents the applicant from using a rifle or shotgun for the purposes referred to in that subclause.

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