The committee recommends the Commonwealth government provide funding to
allow programs, such as the National Firearms Monitoring Program and the
National Firearm Theft Monitoring Program, and reports, such as those in the
Firearm Theft in Australia series, to continue on an ongoing basis.
The committee further recommends the Australian Institute of Criminology
conduct within three years a review of current data collection and reporting
arrangements, with a particular focus on:
the need for more accurate data on firearm thefts, the recovery
of stolen firearms and seizures of illegally imported firearms;
the quality and comparability of data provided to Commonwealth
agencies by state and territory police; and
greater inter-agency co-operation with regards to data sharing.
The committee recommends that the National Firearms Agreement be updated
to implement nationally consistent regulation in the following areas:
firearms, firearm parts and firearm accessories;
the storage of firearms.
7.28 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
government, together with state and territory governments, establish national
standards for the security of membership data held by gun clubs.
The committee recommends that an ongoing, Australia-wide gun amnesty is
implemented, with consideration given to ways in which this can be done without
limiting the ability of police to pursue investigative leads for serious
The committee recommends that all jurisdictions update their firearm
data holdings and ensure the data is transferred to the National Firearms
The committee recommends that Australian governments investigate the
requirement for uniform regulations in all jurisdictions covering the
manufacture of 3D printed firearms and firearm parts.
7.48 The committee recommends that Australian
governments continue to monitor the risks posed by 3D manufacturing in relation
to the manufacture of firearms and consider further regulatory measures if the
7.51 The committee recommends that Australian
governments consider committing further funding and resourcing to assist in
implementing the preceding recommendations.
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