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Can I Appeal the Refusal or Revocation of a Firearms Licence?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
If you are refused a firearms licence, or your existing firearms licence has been revoked, you will receive a written notice from police advising you of this. If you are unsatisfied with the decision, you have 28 days from the...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Curbing Homelessness: An Interview with Senator Lee Rhiannon

by Paul Gregoire
On June 24, City of Sydney rangers moved in to shut down Sydney’s 24-7 Street Kitchen and Safe Space, which had been operating in the CBD since December. The operation had been providing free meals for the city’s needy, and...

Eight Rounds in Eight Seconds: the Adler Is Coming to Australia

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The Australian federal, state and territory governments have amended the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), but haven’t announced it to the public. Instead they recently posted the 2017 agreement on the attorney-general’s website. Neither George Brandis nor Australian justice minister Michael Keenan have issued...

To Adler or Not to Adler: the Rapid-Fire Shotgun Debate

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
A controversial ban on the eight-shot Adler A110 lever-action shotgun will remain in place, after state police ministers failed to reach a consensus on its reclassification last Friday. NSW police minister Troy Grant told the meeting that his state would...

“Fragile” Police Officer Avoids Prosecution After Bashing Homeless Men

by Paul Gregoire
Last week, the South Australian Police Ombudsman called for a constable’s police powers to be revoked in the interests of public safety. The recommendation was made in a report about the officer’s conduct during a violent assault on 5 December...

NSW Police Carry Out Hundreds of Illegal Searches for Firearms

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Last week, an ombudsman report revealed NSW police have carried out hundreds of unauthorised searches under increased powers that allow them to search individuals who’ve been served with a firearm prohibition order (FPO) without a warrant. The new search powers...

Owning a Gun in Australia: Knee-Jerk Political Reactions

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
It might be hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when guns were accepted as an important part of the Australian identity, especially in rural areas. But times have changed, and our gun laws came in the...

Rise in NSW Gun Ownership: A Cause for Concern?

by Ugur Nedim
The issue of gun ownership sparks heated debate from both ends of the spectrum: those in favour of greater gun control typically argue that countries with high levels of ownership have more gun crime, that ready access to firearms increases...

Firearms Control Laws: Has Australia Got It Right?

by Ugur Nedim
Australia and the United States share many similarities – but one of the most striking differences is their respective approaches to gun ownership. Australia has gained recognition for its progressive approach to gun violence following the horrific Port Arthur massacre...
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