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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 101

Report to be made in certain circumstances

    (1)     A health practitioner or a professional counsellor or social worker who believes on reasonable grounds that, in the interests of public safety, a person is not a fit and proper person to have a firearm in his or her possession or control must report to a police officer the belief and the material facts on which the belief is based.

    (2)     If a person, acting in good faith, makes a report under or in purported compliance with subsection (1):

        (a)     the report is not to be taken to be a breach of confidence or of professional etiquette or ethics or of a rule of professional conduct; and

        (b)     no civil or criminal liability is incurred by reason only of the making of the report.

    (3)     A firearms club or an historical firearms collector's society must provide a report in writing to the Commissioner without delay of any concern held by the club or society that a member is not a fit and proper person to have a firearm in his or her possession or control.

    (4)     A firearms club or an historical firearms collector's society must, within 2 days after expelling a member from the club or society, provide a report in writing to the Commissioner of the expulsion and the reasons for it.

Maximum penalty:     500 penalty units.

    (5)     The provision of any information in good faith under or in purported compliance with subsection (3) or (4) does not give rise to any civil or criminal liability.

    (6)     In this section:

"health practitioner" means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in a health profession, other than as:

        (a)     a diagnostic radiographer in the diagnostic radiographer division of the medical radiation practice profession; or

        (b)     a student.



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