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Proceeds of Crime Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B02598
  • No longer in force
SR 1991 No. 460 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Proceeds of Crime Regulations.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Feb-1992
Tabled Senate25-Feb-1992
Gazetted 19 Dec 1991
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory  Rules  1990   No. 4601

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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 2 (Amendment)

 

 

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Customs Act 1901.

 

       Dated 19 December 1990.

 

                                                                                     BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                    Governor-General

 

       By His Excellency’s Command,

 

J. KERIN

                    Minister of State for Primary Industries and Energy

for and on behalf of the

Minister of State for Small Business and Customs

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1.    Amendment

 

1.1. The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.  


2.    Regulation 2 (Interpretation)

 

2.1  Subregulation 2 (1):

After the definition of “dried or dehydrated mixed fruit”, insert:

 

‘exempt firearm’ means:

       (a)   a firearm in respect of which the importer produces to a Collector, at or before importation, a certificate signed by:

                       (i) the Minister of State for Justice and Consumer Affairs; or

                      (ii) the Minister responsible for police in a State or Territory;

              to the effect that the firearm is for official purposes; or

       (b)   a handgun in respect of which the importer produces to a Collector, at or before importation, a statement in an approved form issued by or on behalf of:

                       (i) the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; or

                      (ii) the Commissioner, or Chief Commissioner, of the police force of a State or Territory;

              to the effect that that police force has no objection to the importation by the importer of that firearm; or

       (c)   a rifle, shotgun or combination long-gun that:

                       (i) in the case of a rifle, is of any of the following types:

                                    (A)     self-loading centre-fire rifle, unless fitted with a detachable magazine capable of holding more than 5 rounds;

                                    (B)     break-action rifle;

                                    (C)     bolt-action rifle;

                                    (D)     lever-action rifle;

                                   (E)     single-shot rolling-block rifle;

                                    (F)       revolving-cylinder rifle;

                                    (G)     percussion cap, flintlock, wheel-lock or other black-powder rifle;

                                    (H)     rim-fire self-loading rifle;

                                    (I)      pump-action rifle;

                                    (J)      rifle operated by a compressed gas;

                      (ii) in the case of a shotgun, it is of any of the following types:

                                    (A)     repeating shotgun, whether self-loading or pump-action, unless fitted with a detachable magazine capable of holding more than 5 rounds;

                                    (B)     bolt-action shotgun;

                                    (C)     break-action shotgun;

                                    (D)     percussion-cap, flint-lock or other black-powder shotgun; or

                     (iii)  in the case of a combination long-gun, it is of any of the following types:

                                    (A)     under-over rifle-shotgun;

                                    (B)     folding survival-type firearm that is incapable of being fired when folded;

                                    (C)     multi-barrel rifle-shotgun;

              and is not:

                     (iv)  a firearm that:

                                    (A)     is fitted, whether by original design or by modification, with a folding or detachable stock; and

                                    (B)     is capable of being fired when the stock is in the folded position or removed; or

                      (v) a self-loading centre-fire rifle, or a self-loading centre-fire carbine, of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes; or

                     (vi)  a firearm that substantially duplicates a firearm of a kind referred to in subparagraph (v) in design, function or appearance;

 

‘firearm’ means a device designed or adapted to discharge shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas, whether that device is fitted with a magazine or other feeding device designed to be used with it or not, but does not include:

       (a)   a nailing or stapling gun; or

       (b)   an explosive-powered fixing tool; or

       (c)   a flare gun, or other signalling device, designed for emergency or life-saving purposes; or

       (d)   a line-thrower; or

       (e)   a hand-operated device that uses blank cartridges to propel objects for retrieval in connection with the training of dogs; or

       (f)   a tranquilliser gun; or

       (g)   a gun that operates a captive bolt for the slaughter of animals; or

       (h)   a device for the casting of weighted nets; or

       (i)    an underwater powerhead;”.

 

2.2  Subregulation 2 (1) (definition of “pistol”):

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             (c)        clearly indicates that the firearm is in either a ‘Safe’ or ‘Fire’ condition.”.

 

 

 

NOTES

 

1.      Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 21 December 1990.

 

2.      Statutory Rules 1956 No. 90 as amended to date.  For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1990 No. 39 and see also Statutory Rules 1990 Nos. 39, 191, 265 and 324.