REMEMBER THE STORY about Peter, the NSW shooter who had his licence cancelled for simply showing it during a conversation at local store?
If you haven’t seen it, then you should check it out. Click here to read the story – it will open up in a new screen so you can come back to this article.
The NSC helped Peter through the process of making submissions to NSW Police to have his licence returned. His first submission against the suspension of his licence was ignored, and it would now seem his second submission has been as well.
NSC files at NCAT
While it is possible NSW Police may still be considering the matter, they have failed to return his licence within the required timeframe so we’ve filed the matter at NCAT.
It’s early days so we’ll just need to wait for the directions hearings, but we’re going in hard because the NSW Police still have given no reason for the licence cancellation, other than the fact someone who doesn’t like shooting as a sport overheard a conversation about the sport.
In other words, this isn’t just about a fight over a licence, it’s a fight over ‘fair process’ – and especially the rights that shooters have at law. It will cut deep into the policy that NSW Police have – or don’t have – when dealing with licence issues.
So we’re not using just one barrister on this, but two.
We’ll keep you posted.
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