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General discretion of Chief Commissioner to refuse a junior licence

    (1)     The Chief Commissioner must not issue a junior licence

        (a)     to a prohibited person; or

S. 20(1)(ab) inserted by No. 52/2010 s. 7.

        (ab)     if the applicant is not ordinarily resident in Victoria; or

        (b)     unless the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that—

S. 20(1)(b)(i) amended by Nos 26/1997 s. 21 , 28/2003 s. 15.

              (i)     the applicant is a fit and proper person to be permitted to carry a category A, B or C longarm or a general category handgun; and

              (ii)     the applicant can possess, carry or use a firearm without being a danger to public safety or peace; and

              (iii)     the applicant has satisfactorily completed a course in firearms safety approved by the Chief Commissioner and has a good knowledge of firearms law; and

S. 20(1)(b)(iv) amended by No. 22/1998 s. 12.

              (iv)     the issue of the licence is not against the public interest; or

        (c)     unless the application is made with the written consent of the parent or guardian of the applicant; or

        (d)     for any prescribed reason.

S. 20(2) inserted by No. 55/2014 s. 89.

    (2)     An applicant is presumed not to be a fit and proper person for the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(i) if he or she is a declared organisation member.

S. 20(3) inserted by No. 55/2014 s. 89.

    (3)     A presumption under subsection (2) may be rebutted.

Division 6—Firearms collectors and heirlooms licences

S. 21 (Heading) inserted by No. 28/2003 s. 16(1).

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