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WEAPONS CONTROL ACT - SECT 15

Refusal of approvals

    (1)     The Commissioner must not grant an approval to a person if the Commissioner has reasonable cause to believe that the person has, in relation to his or her application for approval, failed to supply material information or has supplied information that is false or misleading.

    (2)     The Commissioner must not grant an approval to a person unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the person:

        (a)     has not, within the period of 10 years before the application for the approval was made, been found guilty in the Territory or elsewhere of a disqualifying offence within the meaning of the Firearms Act ; and

        (b)     has not, within the period of 5 years before the application for the approval was made, been found guilty in the Territory or elsewhere of an offence of violence within the meaning of the Firearms Act ; and

        (c)     does not have a final domestic violence order in force against him or her and has not, within the period of 5 years before the application for the approval was made, had a final domestic violence order in force against him or her; and

        (ca)     does not have a personal violence restraining order in force against him or her; and

        (d)     is not subject to an order, made in the Territory or elsewhere, to keep the peace.

    (3)     The Commissioner may refuse to grant an approval to an applicant because:

        (a)     he or she is satisfied that it is not in the public interest to do so;

        (b)     the applicant is not, having regard to the person's history of violence or mental state, a fit and proper person for the grant of an approval; or

        (c)     the applicant is under 18 years of age.

    (4)     In this section:

"final domestic violence order", see section 3(1) of the Firearms Act.

"personal violence restraining order" means:

        (a)     a personal violence restraining order under the Personal Violence Restraining OrdersAct ; or

        (b)     a similar order made in a State or another Territory.



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