Safety Course is being reviewed as it expires in
2007. QAPSA is involved in the consultative
process of rewriting the course.
QPS are conducting a firearms
inspection and audit programme as detailed in
the attached media release. It is intended
that 3-10% of licence holders will be randomly
selected each year and local police will arrange
appointments with licence holders to conduct
inspections of their firearms and storage
facilities. This is a programme of positive
reinforcement and members are encouraged to
demonstrate that they are maintaining active
measures to achieve compliance. It is
essential that firearms are not easily
accessible by persons not authorised to possess
them. A copy of the storage requirements from
the QPS website is attached, along with
guidelines for visitors.
QPS will be writing to all pistol
shooters to confirm that the integrity of the
data collected on pistol barrel lengths, during
the amnesty period, is correct. All members
are encouraged to scrutinize the list of
firearms which will be forwarded for
verification, to ensure all details are
absolutely correct, and advise Weapons Licensing
Branch of any anomalies.
WLB are looking to streamline the
process for PTAs.
WLB will shortly be moving to new
premises in Charlotte St. A change of contact
numbers is likely to occur and this will be
promulgated when known.
Inspections conducted during the year saw good
reports for most clubs. Two new range staff
have joined the Ranges and Galleries Section.
Shooting Complex ranges will be inspected next
WLB confirmed that the Steel
Challenge Shooting Association match is not
permitted on any Qld ranges.
Act will be reviewed next year however there
will be no changes to the intent.
Fees will be
increased in line with CPI in July next year.