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Warner, Kate and Simon Sherwood. 2006 ‘Firearms Legislation in Australia a Decade After the Nationwide Agreement: Summary and comments.’ National Coalition for Gun Control, p. 74. Hobart: National Coalition for Gun Control. 1 July
Personal protection is not regarded as a genuine reason to own, possess or use a firearm in any jurisdiction. This is explicitly stated in the legislation in all jurisdictions with the exception of Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
In theory, personal protection could be prescribed as a reason in Queensland, however, it has not been. Similarly, in South Australia, the Registrar could, in theory, approve personal protection as a purpose under the Regulations (see page 8).