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Australia. 1996 ‘Bans on Specific Types of Firearms.’ Special Firearms Meeting - the 'Nationwide Agreement on Firearms'; Section 1. Canberra: Australasian Police Ministers' Council. 10 May

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Bans on Specific Types of Firearms

Council resolved:

1. All jurisdictions to ban the sale, resale, transfer, ownership, possession, manufacture and use of those firearms banned or to be banned from import other than in the following exceptional circumstances: [The only need for the use of an automatic or semi-automatic longarm would be:]
- military use;
- police or other government purposes; and
- occupational categories of shooters who have been licensed for a specified purpose (eg extermination of feral animals).

2. All jurisdictions to ban competitive shooting involving those firearms banned or proposed to be banned from import.

[The APMC Resolutions are also commonly known as the 'National Firearms Agreement,' or NFA].

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