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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Firearms Act.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Preamble and Part 1 (Sections 1 and 2). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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Firearms Act 1996

An Act to provide for the regulation, registration and control of firearms
[Royal Assent 30 August 1996]

Preamble
Whereas -
(a) following the tragic events which occurred at Port Arthur on 28 April 1996, the three political parties represented in the Parliament, namely the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal Party of Australia and the Tasmanian Greens, have agreed together that the laws relating to the control of firearms in Tasmania should be consistent with the laws applying in other States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia; and
(b) the Australasian Police Ministers' Council has adopted a set of resolutions specifying common standards which are to be applied in all States and Territories, and those three parties have agreed to support the implementation of those standards in Tasmania,

Be it enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows:

PART 1 - Preliminary

1. Short title
This Act may be cited as the Firearms Act 1996.

2. Commencement
The provisions of this Act commence on a day to be proclaimed.

[Editor's Note: After reviewing available legislation and other source documents, GunPolicy.org found no evidence of a provision in law to regulate this aspect of firearm policy. As some authorities enforce restrictions only in practice, the mere absence of a published legal provision should be treated with caution]

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