Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy


DATE: 2019
AUTHOR: Tasmania House of Assembly

Executive Summary

This Inquiry was established with tri-partisan support to be a platform for all stakeholders’ views to be heard on Tasmania’s firearms legislation and policy.

The Select Committee was tasked with investigating a number of issues. The Terms of Reference included: inquiring into and reporting on current and future firearms licensing regimes, including training and testing, licence renewal, licence infringement and licence categories; compliance with the provisions of the National Firearms Agreement; the roles of Tasmania Police, Firearms Services and the creation of a broad-based consultative committee; consideration of public submissions to the Legislative Council firearms laws inquiry; and any other relevant matters.

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