Latest News from SSAA NSW

Sep
9
  After 8½ years as President of SSAA NSW, Paul McNabb has decided to retire. The SSAA NSW Board has appointed Board Member Lance Miller to fill the casual vacancy until the 2018 SSAA NSW Annual General Meeting. During Paul’s time as President the various Boards have taken SSAA NSW to a new level of growth and professionalism; the Board was tasked with developing innovative ideas, strategic plans, range additions and improvements, increasing funding and s...
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Aug
24
SSAA NSW met with Police Minister Troy Grant yesterday to preview the final draft of the Firearms Regulation 2017.During our meeting the Minister gave a firm commitment to continue consultation with SSAA NSW through regular meetings.  These meetings will focus on achieving workable options to address issues raised by SSAA NSW, and its members. SSAA NSW has had success in having some of its recommendations adopted in the Firearms Regulation 2017.  Th...
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Aug
7
SSAA NSW supports the lowering of the minimum age for minors firearms permits to 10 years – something we’ve been advocating for some years now. It makes perfect sense, especially as shooting is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport; one that Australian representatives are very successful at.  Reducing the minimum age will increase the opportunity for minors to develop their skills and enable Australia to grow the pool and ability of its representative talent. It was good to see a relatively balanced article in the Sydney Morning Herald...
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Jul
30
SSAA NSW has lodged its submission in response to the draft Firearms Regulation 2017 and draft Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017. The suggestions included in our submission provide sensible, workable options to address matters of concern identified by SSAA NSW and its members, without raising any risk to public safety.  Please click here to view the submission.SSAA NSW supports firearms legislation and policy that is evidence-based using sound facts and current data rathe...
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Jul
11
The draft Firearms Regulation 2017 and draft Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017 have been released for public consultation. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017.SSAA NSW will be lodging a submission and we encourage all members to also submit their own response – the more voices the more effective we can be.Ideally, we’d like to include points of concern raised by members to maximise our response to the drafts.So, members a...
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