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Published newspaper articles

5 November 2016 - Common sense in shotgun debate

24 April 2011 - Anzac Day: Ballarat vies for howitzer set

6 July 2010 - Antique arms turned in to police

8 July 2008 - Fair go! Military collectibles show is a must-see for collectors

12 March 2008 - Shooter fury on fee rise

9 March 2008 - Police set to target firearm storage

16 November 2007 - Auction house to probe 'Kelly gun'

14 November 2007 - Kate Kelly gun

14 November 2007 - Kelly Gang gun goes for $70,000, but is it the real thing?

14 November 2007 - Kate Kelly gun sold at auction

13 November 2007 - Ned Kelly gun fetches $72,000 at auction

12 November 2007 - Gun stolen by Kellys up for auction

9 November 2007 - Kelly gang gun to go under the hammer

2 August 2007 - Gun museum is unique in the world

31 July 2007 - World class collection for museum

12 June 2007 - Napoleon's sword glitters at auction

9 June 2007 - Napoleon's sword up for auction

14 February 2007 - Kellymania

28 November 2006 - VC medal auctioned for more than $400,000

27 November 2006 - Australia to protect Japanese sub wreck

5 October 2006 - Police pistol auction points smoking gun at Kelly's sister

30 September 2006 - Local fossicker unlocks Kelly armour mystery

26 June 2006 - 'My Shout' as Stokes secures medal

25 June 2006 - Australian buys Gallipoli VC for record $1m

24 June 2006 - Record medal price expected for Victoria Cross

13 June 2006 - Rare Gallipoli VC for sale

April 2006 - San Francisco Antique Arms Auctions Await Gun Ban Decision

15 December 2004 - A call to arms

24 August 2004 - The value of collectible firearms

16 August 2004 - Gun buff heaven

18 February 2004 - You're fired

4 October 2003 - Firearms auction fires collectors' enthusiasm

22 September 2003 - More than 3000 handguns given up in buyback

11 August 2003 - Buff over a barrel on 'nonsense' licence laws

29 July 2003 - Firearms fixed in Government sights

14 April 2003 - Collectors up in arms over antique gun laws

14 April 2003 - Collectors fear looming gun law

13 November 2002 - Name on antique gun led to 18-year passion

5 October 2002 - A rare piece of history

4 May 2002 - Rare Napoleonic sword to feature in bidding war

13 February 2001 - Call to keep rare cannon at home


Letters and Opinions

2 August 2003 - Wanton destruction of historic pistols


Media releases

3 April 2008 - New firearms fees announced

undated - Fairer laws on pre-1900 handguns

6 October 2005 - Revised gun laws fairer for everyone: Holding

20 May 2005 - Six month grace for firearm collectors

27 June 2004 - Crackdown on sale of swords and crossbows

8 March 2004 - Swords to become prohibited weapons

28 December 2003 - More than 18,000 handguns surrendered in Buyback

7 August 2003 - Hi-tech system underpins handgun buyback

1 July 2003 - Handgun Buyback begins with amnesty and education campaign

27 February 2003 - Tough new handgun laws detailed today


Victorian Parliamentary Hansard
(The following links are to the Victorian Parliamentary Hansard search page only)

12 March 2008 - Firearms: Licensing fees [Legislative Council]

12 March 2008 - Firearms: Licensing [Legislative Council]

26 February 2008 - Firearms: Licensing [Legislative Council]

20 September 2007 - Firearms Amendment Bill [Legislative Assembly]

19 September 2007 - Firearms Amendment Bill [Legislative Assembly]

22 August 2007 - Firearms Amendment Bill [Legislative Assembly]

20 October 2005 - Firearms (Further Amendment) Bill [Legislative Council]

19 October 2005 - Firearms (Further Amendment) Bill [Legislative Council]

19 October 2005 - Firearms (Further Amendment) Bill [Legislative Assembly]

5 October 2005 - Firearms (Further Amendment) Bill [Legislative Assembly]

4 October 2005 - Firearms (Further Amendment) Bill [Legislative Assembly]

31 March 2004 - National Handgun Buyback Scheme [Legislative Council]

25 November 2003 - Firearms (Amendment) Bill [Legislative Assembly]

6 November 2003 - Firearms (Amendment) Bill [Legislative Assembly]


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