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Australian Capital Territory. 2008 ‘Shooting Clubs, Conditions of Approval.’ Firearms Regulation 2008 (SL2008-55, Republication No 13, effective 1 December 2015); Section 8 (Part 2). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 22 December

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8. Shooting clubs, conditions of approval - Act, s 40 (5)

(1) It is a condition of the approval of a shooting club that the club must not admit a target pistol shooter (the applicant) as a member unless —
(a) the applicant gives the club a statement supplied by a police officer about the applicant's criminal history (if any); and
(b) the applicant gives the club —
(i) for an adult applicant - 2 character references, each from an adult who has known the applicant for at least 2 years; or
(ii) for a child applicant - a statement from a responsible person for the applicant describing the relationship the responsible person has with the applicant; and
(c) the secretary or another office-holder of the club is satisfied that the applicant has given —
(i) the name of any other approved shooting club of which the applicant is a member; and
(ii) for an adult applicant - a statement of the pistols owned by the applicant.

(2) It is a condition of the approval of a shooting club that the secretary, or another office-holder of the club, gives the registrar, in writing —
(a) the full name and home address of any club member who is a target pistol shooter (relevant club member) who leaves the club or does not renew membership with the club, as well as the date the membership change happened, within 14 days after the day the change in membership happens; and
(b) details of any change in the name or home address of a relevant club member within 14 days after the day the club is told of the change; and
(c) details of any suspension or cancellation of the membership of a relevant club member including the reason the club chose to suspend or cancel the membership within 7 days after the day the decision is made; and
(d) as soon as practicable after each 1 July, a return for the previous financial year that states —
(i) the full name and home address of relevant club members as at the date of the return; and
(ii) the number and kind of activities mentioned in section 68 (Minimum participation rates for members of approved clubs - Act, dict, def active, par [sic.]
(a)) that each relevant club member took part in during the previous financial
year; and
(iii) the pistols known by the club, or the secretary or other office-holder, to be owned by each relevant club member during the previous financial year; and
(e) if the secretary or other officer-holder of the club believes on reasonable grounds that a relevant club member, or an applicant for membership to be a relevant club member, may pose a threat to public safety, or a threat to the person's own safety, if in possession of a pistol - that the secretary or office-holder tells the registrar about the belief.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1996]

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