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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. 76. Hobart: National Coalition for Gun Control. 1 July
At the meeting of 17 July 1996, Police Ministers agreed to a regulatory regime for firearms collections. The 1997 report found that this regulatory regime had not been comprehensively adopted. In particular, the definition of a "collection" or a "collector" was wider that the agreed definition in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. This still appears to be the case although it could be argued that Queensland and Western Australia effectively comply with the resolution because their respective collectors' licences only authorise possession of firearms that are of obvious and significant value, but it is questionable whether this approach is within the spirit of the resolution.