31 May 2018
Gun Control Australia Takes Tasmanian Premier to Court Over Gun Laws
Gun Control Australia has announced it has commenced proceedings in the Supreme Court of Tasmania against the Premier of Tasmania seeking to have reviewed a decision by the Premier to refuse the release of information under the Right to Information Act 2009.
In late February 2018 the Government released a firearms policy which proposed to move Tasmania away from the 1996 National Firearms Agreement.
The Premier said at the time he had advice from his Police Minister that the policy did not contravene the National Firearms Agreement.
Under the Right to Information Act Gun Control Australia Inc. sought release of the advice referred to by the Premier.
The Premier by his delegate refused release of the information. He concluded that “it would be contrary to the public interest to release” the information sought.
The application for judicial review is listed in the Supreme Court on the 18th June 2018 at 10am for directions.