At present Qld operates under the Weapons Act 1990.
Under that Act, you do not require a licence to own a compound bow. You do however require a licence to possess a cross bow which is a Category M weapon.
On the 4th Aug, the Qld Police Minister released his draft Weapons Bill 2010 for discussion. I understand that Qld will be the first of the states to enact what will be identical legislation in each of the other states.
The new Act comprises some 320 pages with the Weapons Regulations another 299 pages.
If you need to know more visit the Qld Police Website. http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/w ... efault.htm
ABA, 3DAAA and Archery Australia are aware of the new Act and are reviewing its impact on our respective sports. Submissions close on September 14. If there is anything in the new Act which impacts on our current sport, each Association will place a submission before the Minister or it will be made by the new Archery Alliance of Australia on behalf of the 3 member bodies.
Might I suggest that until we have a definitive answer about the act's impacts, we refrain from the usual hysteria and panic that seems to grip the archery and hunting community each time something like this happens. Now is not the time for individuals writing to the Minister. Such a tactic would only do our cause harm.
If anyone cares to read the documents and they have any ideas or see anything sinister then could you PM me your concerns and I'll see that they are included in our review.