Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (18 June) . . Page.. 2624..
(17) Does the current accreditation system include an accuracy test.
(18) On what ranges or locations has accreditation, including accuracy tests, taken place.
(19) How often are these tests conducted.
(20) Are the targets of people seeking accreditation kept and made available for inspection.
(21) Does the ACT Government maintain a firearms registry of qualified shooters; if so, can this register be accessed by leaseholders who have culling permits who wish to utilise a licensed shooter; if not, why not.
(22) Is it necessary for licensed shooters to be sponsored by leaseholders to take the accreditation test; if so, what is the purpose of this requirement and has this always been the case.
(23) Is it possible for potential cullers to take (a) an accuracy test on the range of their own choice and have the targets witnessed by a Justice of the Peace and (b) a species recognition test at a Parks and Wildlife office or similar facility.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
1. Accreditation for kangaroo culling commenced in the ACT in 1994/95.
2. (a) The changes made to the accreditation system since it was introduced are:
(b) In 2008 changes introduced were:
3. Yes. Lessees or their nominated shooters are required to undertake shooter accreditation testing every two years as required by the ACT Firearms Registry.
4. In accordance with PCL Records Disposal Schedule, licences to collect, keep, control or trade native plants and animals are destroyed seven years after the licence is issued. Details held by PCL are shown below for the years 2000-2009 only.