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Litigation Against Commisioiner of Police

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    Posted: 20/March/2017 at 10:17
Hope I'm in the right forum?.

Facts:

1. Wife left
2. Wife took out AVO
3. Firearms Licence suspended. Needed to do my job.
4 AVO Dismissed
5. Two internal reviews at firearms registry took 8 months to complete
6. Now waiting to appear before NCAT. Have a very strong case.

I called the firearms registry and told them I need my firearms licence for work. I'm a Cash In Transit Officer. They told me "You will just have to wait". I had a solicitor send them letters explaining the situation. I offered to fly to Murwillumbah to speak to them in person. They just kept saying "You will have to wait. There are two internal reviews, then after that you can apply for an external review at NCAT"

So I waited a total of 8 months for the two internal reviews. Now that I've applied for an NCAT hearing, I notice there are two options on the application form. "Did the party reply in the allowable time?" and "Application is urgent"

If I had known this 8 months ago, I would have headed straight for NCAT. I get the impression that the firearms registry are required to inform you about NCAT. But the question is,"What is the allowable time" and "Is the firearms registry required to inform me I can apply at NCAT after 28 days(?) and that it's a matter of urgency"?

If they have failed to do that. Can I sue for lost income?

The reason I'm asking this question, is that this is a common problem in the Cash In Transit industry. Anyone can take an AVO out, without any evidence or reason, and you lose your job for a year.

I think a precedence needs to be set. No one can tell the Commissioner how to run his firearms registry. But they can influence him to prioritize people that need their firearms licence for employment, over people who need it for enjoyment.

It's ridiculous. There are currently 4 Officers at my depot working on expired licences for over 4 months because the forearms registry hasn't processed there renewal yet and 7 who have had their licences suspended due to AVO's like me.

Pete

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