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The public consultation period closed on 1 March 2011, with more than 50 submissions received. These submissions are currently being reviewed and will inform the development of amendments to the Customs (Prohibited Import) Regulations 1956.

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department administers the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (the Regulations) as they relate to the importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearms magazines, ammunition and components of ammunition (Regulation 4F and Schedule 6).

A number of amendments to Regulation 4F and Schedule 6 are proposed to improve the operation and integrity of the firearms importation regime in Australia.

This consultation paper provides an overview of the proposed amendments and the issues they aim to address.The Department seeks your views on these proposals, particularly in relation to their practical implications.

If you would like to comment on this consultation paper, please forward your submission no later than Tuesday 1 March 2011 to firearms@ag.gov.au or by facsimile to (02) 6141 5463. Submissions may also be mailed to:

Consultation Paper
Drugs and Firearms Section
Criminal Justice Division
Attorney-General’s Department
3-5 National Circuit

All submissions will be treated as public unless the author clearly indicates to the contrary.

A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with that Act.


We received

public submission(s) in response to this consultation.

The opinions expressed in the following submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, the Attorney-General or the Attorney-General's Department. If you are having difficulty with the accessibility of any of these submissions please contact the Attorney-General's Department .

No submissions are available for this consultation.