Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Objective targeted for firearms legislative reform

Objective RegWorks, a specialist end-to-end regulatory platform, has been selected by New Zealand Police to develop the nation’s firearms registry.

Following a competitive multi-phase tender process, Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) was awarded a 5-year, circa $13 million contract for the implementation of the Arms Information System.

Objective RegWorks will be used by Police to manage the end-to-end regulation of registration and licensing for firearms as part of a programme that includes the establishment of a new Arms Information System (AIS) to support the effective regulation of New Zealand’s licensed firearms community of approximately 250,000 licence holders.

The Arms Information System will be a secure digital platform that will manage the information related to arms (firearms, parts, ammunition and other restricted weapons), firearms licensing, and any activities associated with the possession and use of firearms.

It will ultimately give Police a clear picture of all firearms transactions in New Zealand, and over time, all the legally owned firearms in New Zealand.

Global Vice President, RegTech at Objective, Ben Hobby said: “Our team is deeply aware of the significant outcome this project will generate, which directly aligns with our company mission to drive stronger communities and nations with outstanding digital government software”.

“The harrowing events of 2019 suddenly brought in to focus the need for reform and for an Arms Information System that will assist to underpin continuing freedoms that the people of Aotearoa have enjoyed for generations.

“We are extremely proud to be partnered with New Zealand Police to make this vision a reality.”

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