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Western Australia. 1974 ‘Genuine Need Test for Category H.’ Firearms Regulations 1974 (Version 07-d0-01, as at 22 July 2015); Division 6 (Schedule 3). Perth: State Law Publisher. 1 July

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11. Genuine need test for category H

(1) To satisfy the genuine need test for category H the applicant must satisfy the Commissioner —
(a) that a firearm of category A, B or C would be inadequate or unsuitable for the purpose for which the firearm is required; or
(b) if the firearm required is of category H1 and is a revolver described in clause 12(7A)(b) —
(i) that the applicant is an individual referred to in clause 12(1)(ba) and is involved in mustering or yarding cattle that are grazed on the pastoral lease; and
(ii) that the firearm is required when mustering or yarding the cattle to deal with any animals (whether cattle or not) that are dangerous to people.

(2) A person does not have a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of category H because it is required for -
(a) hunting; or
(b) recreational shooting, unless the person is a person described in clause 12(1)(a) and requires the firearm for a purpose described in that paragraph; or
(c) destroying stock or vermin in circumstances other than those described in subclause (1)(b)(ii).

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1973]

ID: Q2846

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