WEAPONS ACT

The Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, amended the Weapons Act 1990 (the Act), the Corrective Services Act 2006 (CSA) and the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (PSA) to impose mandatory minimum periods of imprisonment where the offences of unlawful possession (s 50), unlawful supply (s 50B) and unlawful trafficking (s 65) of weapons are committed in certain circumstances. The legislation now provides 18 months imprisonment served wholly in a corrective services facility where an adult unlawfully possesses a firearm and it uses the firearm to commit an indictable offence where the unlawful possession is related to: 10 or more weapons where at least Category D, E, H or […]