Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is pleased to announce that an elected LNP Government will renew all existing Category H guns licences for farmers and graziers in Central and Western Queensland.
“The Liberal National Party is committed to ensuring all new applications for Category H licences are assessed fairly and in a timely manner,” Mr Millar said.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government continue to treat primary producers like criminals – their handling of the weapons policy issue has significantly undermined the rights of law-abiding firearm owners in Queensland.
“Unlike the Palaszczuk Labor Government, I understand hand guns are an essential tool of the trade for primary producers in Western Queensland.
“I have been fighting for the rights of landholders who are frustrated by the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s blanket rejection of Category H licence renewals – the same landholders who have been labelled as ‘lone cowboys’ by the Labor Government for the past two and a half years.
“I understand hand guns are not a luxury in Central and Western Queensland - trying to run a property thousands of acres in size without them, can be an occupational hazard.
“Under the LNP’s Fairer Gun Laws with Proper Consultation policy, primary producers who currently hold a Category H licence will have their licence renewed while they meet the ‘fit and proper person test’, as per the current law.
“All new applicants will be treated fairly and have their applications assessed in a timely fashion, ending the lengthy delays and uncertainty for primary producers under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
“The LNP will also restore proper consultation, ensure government policy is based on evidence and expert advice, increase penalties for gun crime and implement real-time background checks.
“These are common sense reforms that put community safety first.”