Gone but not forgotten!

I thought I’d give you a quick update on what’s been happening, as you may not have heard from us over the past couple of weeks.

Apart from the usual end-of-year distractions, we have been busy:

  1. Preparing our response to the current review of firearms regulations here in Victoria;
  2. Organising a meeting of our political committee (which will be mapping out our plan for this year’s Victorian State Election ) for later this month; and
  3. Organising a meeting of a committee looking at the Category B PTA issue – for next week

The first item – being our response to the firearm regulation review – has taken up the most time.

The good news is that we got off to a quick start and the first draft of our submission is now going through an internal review. We hope to share this with you in a bit over a week’s time.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) at https://engage.vic.gov.au/firearmsregulations (click the link to go there) and work up a submission if you haven’t already done so.

The RIS is a document which explains what changes the government is proposing to make to our firearm regulations which support the Firearms Act.  They set out fees – some of which are:

  • going up (permits to acquire);
  • others down (pensioner discounts are proposed); and
  • others not changing (junior licence fees frozen)

– as well as other detail such as the list of ‘exempt’ devices from the definition of a firearm, membership of the Firearms Appeals Committee and so on.

Submissions are due by January 25th, so don’t forget to check the RIS out if you haven’t done so.

COMING UP: over the next few weeks will be more on the RIS process, updates on the Firearms Amendment Bill currently in Parliament, news about the future of the CFCV – and some early news on the election.

  1. Douglas Van Opijnen

    We should be ranking our pollys as they do in the US.
    So we know who are pro gun or not.

    Keep up the good work

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