Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Status - Key Documents - Submissions Contact

On 19 February 2020 the Legislative Assembly referred the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill to the Legislation Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms of Reference by 5 May 2020.

The Committee encourages all interested people to provide their comments and feedback on the Bill.

The Committee is to inquire into and report on:
a) whether the Assembly should pass the Bill;
b) whether the Assembly should amend the Bill;
c) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals; and
d) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the institution of Parliament.

Submissions should be sent to by close of business Wednesday 11 March 2020


Considering Submissions

Key Documents

Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights
Firearms Act 1997
Firearms Regulations 1997 


Submission 1 - NT Firearms Council
Submission 2 - Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture 
Submission 3 - Northern Territory Police Force


Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1485
Email: Contact

Last updated: 01 Apr 2020