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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 526 asked in the Legislative Council on 27 June 2018 by Hon Ken Baston

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

POLICE — FIREARMS TRANSPORT
      526. Hon KEN BASTON to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
      (1) Does the minister support Australia Post being authorised to carry firearms, ammunition and firearm parts?
      (2) If yes to (1), has the minister or members of the Western Australia Police Force had any contact with Australia Post regarding this issue?
      (3) Are there any barriers in Western Australian state legislation to Australia Post being authorised to carry firearms, ammunition and firearm parts?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.
(1) Yes.
      (2) Yes. The WA Police Force has been undertaking discussions with Australia Post since September 2017 to address the company's queries in relation to Australia Post becoming an approved carrier.
(3) No. However, this is a decision for Australia Post in relation to the company's business operations.