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SR 2002 No. 331 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Made 19 Dec 2002
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabled HR 04 Feb 2003
Tabled Senate 05 Feb 2003
Gazetted 20 Dec 2002
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Customs and Border Protection (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 4)1

Statutory Rules 2002 No. 3312

I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Customs Act 1901.

Dated 19 December 2002

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN ELLISON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 4).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

                Schedule 1 amends the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Schedule 6, Part 3, after subitem 5.4 

insert

     5.5A   For paragraph 5.4 (a), if the importer proposes to dispose of the category H article to a person who holds a licence for the purpose of taking part in sports shooting, the article must comply with subitem 1.3 of Part 4 of this Schedule.

[2]           Schedule 6, Part 4, subitem 1.2

substitute

        1.2   For this Schedule, a person is a certified sports shooter, for a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article, or a firearm barrel for a category H article, if:

                (a)    either:

                          (i)    the article complies with subitem 1.3; or

                         (ii)    the firearm magazine complies with the specifications for shot capacity in subitem 1.3; or

                        (iii)    the firearm barrel complies with the specifications for barrel length and calibre in subitem 1.3; and

               (b)    a relevant police representative is satisfied that the person meets the requirements, under the law of the relevant State or Territory, to possess the article for the purpose of taking part in sports or target shooting permitted under that law; and

                (c)    the relevant police representative certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified sports shooter for the article.

        1.3   For paragraph 1.2 (a), a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                (a)    the article:

                          (i)    is designed or adapted for competition target shooting; or

                         (ii)    has a barrel length of at least:

                                   (A)     for a semi-automatic handgun — 120 mm; and

                                   (B)     for a revolver or a single shot handgun — 100 mm; and

               (b)    the article is fitted with a firearm magazine, or cylinder, of a capacity of not more than 10 rounds; and

                (c)    either:

                          (i)    if a police representative certifies that the article is required for the purposes of participating in sporting events specially accredited by the State or Territory, the article has a calibre not greater than .45”; or

                         (ii)    in any other case, the article has a calibre not greater than .38”.

        1.4   For paragraph 1.2 (a), a category H article that is:

                (a)    a black powder muzzle loading pistol; or

               (b)    a cap and ball percussion fired revolver;

is taken to comply with subitem 1.3.

        1.5   For subitem 1.3:

calibre means the size of the cartridge that a handgun is chambered to discharge.

[3]           Schedule 6, Part 4, subitem 1A.2

substitute

     1A.2   For this Schedule, a person is a certified international sports shooter, for a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article, or a firearm barrel for a category H article, if:

                (a)    either:

                          (i)    the article complies with subitem 1A.3; or

                         (ii)    the firearm magazine complies with the specifications for shot capacity in subitem 1A.3; or

                        (iii)    the firearm barrel complies with the specifications for barrel length and calibre in subitem 1A3; and

               (b)    a relevant police representative is satisfied that the person intends to use the article in Australia for sports or target shooting; and

                (c)    the relevant police representative is satisfied that the person is not:

                          (i)    an Australian citizen; or

                         (ii)    the holder of a permanent visa under the Migration Act 1958; and

               (d)    the relevant police representative is satisfied that the person is the holder of a licence or authorisation to possess the article, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the person intends to use the article; and

                (e)    the relevant police representative certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified international sports shooter for the article.

     1A.3   For paragraph 1A.2 (a), a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                (a)    the article:

                          (i)    is designed or adapted for competition target shooting; or

                         (ii)    has a barrel length of at least:

                                   (A)     for a semi-automatic handgun — 120 mm; and

                                   (B)     for a revolver or a single shot handgun — 100 mm; and

               (b)    the article is fitted with a firearm magazine, or cylinder, of a capacity of not more than 10 rounds; and

                (c)    either:

                          (i)    if a police representative certifies that the article is required for the purposes of participating in sporting events specially accredited by the State or Territory, the article has a calibre not greater than .45”; or

                         (ii)    in any other case, the article has a calibre not greater than .38”.

     1A.4   For paragraph 1A.2 (a), a category H article that is:

                (a)    a black powder muzzle loading pistol; or

               (b)    a cap and ball percussion fired revolver;

is taken to comply with subitem 1A.3.

     1A.5   For subitem 1A.3:

calibre means the size of the cartridge that a handgun is chambered to discharge.


Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1956 No. 90, as amended by 1958 Nos. 6 and 67; 1959 Nos. 17, 31 and 93; 1960 No. 22; 1961 No. 117; 1962 No. 82; 1963 No. 26; 1964 Nos. 25 and 39; 1965 Nos. 81, 91, 135, 167 and 190; 1966 No. 95; 1967 Nos. 41, 58, 114 and 178; 1968 Nos. 100, 141 and 161; 1969 Nos. 2, 7, 10, 39, 43 and 218; 1970 Nos. 8, 72, 105 and 194; 1972 No. 97; 1973 Nos. 5, 6, 42, 43, 89, 93, 162, 175, 217, 227, 228 and 262; 1974 Nos. 123 and 249; 1975 Nos. 58, 62, 121, 172 and 183; 1976 Nos. 98, 159, 186 and 291; 1977 Nos. 18, 23, 24, 59, 67 and 162; 1978 No. 276; 1979 Nos. 145, 155 and 280; 1980 Nos. 71, 78, 150, 211, 368, 376, 380 and 382; 1981 Nos. 29, 71, 176, 309, 369 and 383; Act No. 75, 1981; Statutory Rules 1982 Nos. 44, 80, 102, 170, 236 and 252; 1983 No. 331; 1984 Nos. 55, 64, 102, 128, 260, 261, 317 and 318; 1985 Nos. 26, 96, 139, 160, 305 and 377; 1986 Nos. 180, 307, 342, 362 and 385; 1987 Nos. 37, 98, 101, 320 and 321; 1988 Nos. 64, 136, 177, 326, 327, 374 and 375; 1989 Nos. 60 and 379; 1990 Nos. 39, 191, 265, 324, 460 and 467; 1991 Nos. 23, 76, 248 and 289; 1992 Nos. 49, 154, 189, 286 and 413; 1993 Nos. 67, 211, 256, 257 and 382; 1994 Nos. 104, 171, 241, 314 and 378; 1995 Nos. 15, 89, 403 and 412; 1996 Nos. 31, 59, 68, 91, 123, 226, 324 and 325; 1997 Nos. 22, 93, 129, 254, 285, 317, 385 and 386; 1998 Nos. 4, 52, 58 and 228; 1999 Nos. 165, 201, 202, 217, 249, 250, 275, 332 and 333 (disallowed by the House of Representatives on 5 June 2000); 2000 Nos. 32, 75, 143, 213, 214, 215, 234 and 299; 2001 No. 60; 2002 Nos. 30, 81 and 206.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 20 December 2002.