Firearms Legislative Review - 2007

Abstract

This review examines the extent to which Australian, state and territory government legislation complies with the resolutions of the National Firearms Agreement (1996), National Firearms Trafficking Agreement (2002), and the Council of Australian Governments Agreement on Handguns (2002). It discusses the consolidated resolutions of the agreements, assesses the extent of compliance of each state and territory and highlights the relevant areas of divergence. It further identifies potential legislative anomalies and summarises the implications for firearm policy across Australia.