Below is a Link to ABC's 7:30 Report where President of SSAA SA David Handyside is interviewed in it.
Proposed amendments to the Firearms Importation Regime
Below is from the Attorney-General's Department
SSAA SA will make comment, however we feel that comment from individuals is valuable in letting the authorities know that there is a lot of interest and concern out there.
In September 2010, the then Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, released a consultation paper setting out a total of 32 proposed amendments to the rules governing the import of firearms contained in Schedule 6 of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.
Since that time, the focus of Commonwealth firearms policy has been directed to addressing the spate of organised crime related shootings across Australia. This resulted in a special meeting of the Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management at which Australian, state and territory government ministers announced a comprehensive package of measures to tackle firearms crime. This includes improvements to law enforcement powers, information technology, intelligence and operational coordination.
However, this activity meant that the Australian Government was unable to proceed with the planned amendments to the import regulations within the timeframe originally envisaged.
In recognition of the time that has passed, and the need to update stakeholders of current developments, the Government has decided to release an updated consultation paper. This paper incorporates a number changes made as a result of the consultation process.
Making a submission
This consultation paper provides an overview of the proposed amendments and the issues they aim to address. The Government again invites your views on this body of proposals.
At the close of the consultation period, the Department will prepare the Regulation Amendments in their final form, together with formal instruments such as the Explanatory Statement. These will be released for a further period of public consultation.
The Government intends to release these for comment in mid-January 2013, with the final regulations coming into force around March.
Submissions may also be mailed to:
Criminal Justice Division
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
All submissions will be treated as public unless the author clearly indicates to the contrary.
Please download the SSAA (SA) Inc submission Here
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SSAA Online Membership
SSAA now have an online option for you to now join the SSAA or renew your membership
for more info please visit https://membership.ssaa.org.au
Contact the National Membership Office with any membership queries:
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Helping those in need in our society is one of the best things you can do for others and for yourself. The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has more than 144,000 members across the country and together, we have the power to make a real impact for a good cause.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is one group that is working to help others, collecting and supplying about 1.35 million lifesaving blood donations each year. But, the reality is that there just aren’t enough people donating blood to help meet demand. Currently, only one in 30 people gives blood, but one in three people will need blood at some point in their lifetime. It is sometimes thought that most donated blood helps those involved in accidents and emergencies. However, most of the blood is actually used to treat people with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Following an initiative from SSAA South Australia President Dave McCarthy, SSAA SA and Serena Prokop from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, I am encouraging all SSAA members from all clubs Australia wide to roll up their sleeves and donate blood between November 19 and December 9 to help the Australian Red Cross Blood Service help others.
Most people are able to give blood if they:
• are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous seven days
• are aged between 16 and 70 years
• weigh more than 45kg (or 50kg if under 18).
Making a donation will take just an hour of your time and every donation will save three lives. Cancer patients, road trauma victims and unborn babies all rely on lifesaving treatments from donated blood.
To make your donation count towards this drive, please ensure you register with Club Red Online, the Blood Service’s online tracking tool. Alternatively, when you attend your appointment, please declare that you will be donating as part of the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia.
To join online simply:
1. visit www.donateblood.com.au/who-can-give/club-red/join-group
2. enter the group’s name ‘Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia’
3. enter your details. You need your Donor ID to register online, which you can get at the time of donating or by phoning 13 14 95.
Once you are registered (you only need to register once), the SSAA’s group will receive one point every time you donate. You can view the group’s progress online, share the results on social media and even compare your tally with others.
To take the next step, make an appointment or for further information, please phone 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au
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