Mick Roelandts, firearms reform project manager for the New South Wales Police, looks at a pile of about 4,500 prohibited firearms in Sydney that have been handed in over the past month under the Australian government's buy-back scheme July 28. A total of 470,000 guns have been collected nationally, with owners receiving A$243 million (US$180 million) in compensation. The scheme was set up due to tighter gun laws brought in after the April 1996 Port Arthur massacre in which 35 people died when a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage. - RTXHDPH

Media release: Community Safety must surpass the Gun Lobby

Media Release 8 December 2017 Community Safety must surpass the Gun Lobby The Greens are joining with gun violence prevention advocates across Australia in calling on the Turnbull government to maintain the importation ban on the dangerous 7-shot magazine Adler repeat action shot gun. Greens NSW MP and gun control spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “This is crunch […]

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Denver, Colorado – what we have seen

On April 20 1999 the Columbine Massacre happened in a suburban school in Denver, Colorado. It is a tragic story that everyone remembers. Two students used semi-automatic and repeat-action firearms to kill 12 students and a teacher. Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed at Columbine, remembers having a conversation with his son not long […]

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Media release: Crime down but the system harsher than ever

Media release 6 December 2016 The latest state-wide crime figures from BOCSAR thankfully show that most crime categories are down. However behind this is a remarkable story of an increase in prison population, more people held in jail awaiting trial and harsher treatment of young people in the justice system. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson […]

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Guns tour of America: First stop Texas

On August 1 this year, exactly 50 years after a student shot 49 people at the University of Texas, the Texas legislature finally passed laws regulating guns on university campuses. Remarkably, they didn’t ban guns on campus or requiremore stringent background tests before people got access to weapons. Instead laws were passed to allow concealed carry on all Texas university campuses. So it […]

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Mick Roelandts, firearms reform project manager for the New South Wales Police, looks at a pile of about 4,500 prohibited firearms in Sydney that have been handed in over the past month under the Australian government's buy-back scheme July 28. A total of 470,000 guns have been collected nationally, with owners receiving A$243 million (US$180 million) in compensation. The scheme was set up due to tighter gun laws brought in after the April 1996 Port Arthur massacre in which 35 people died when a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage. - RTXHDPH

Media release: Greens MP embarks on guns tour of Trump’s America

Media release  28 November 2016  Greens MP David Shoebridge will be beginning a trip to Trump’s America today to discuss gun control policies, compare the two countries’ gun lobbies and what it might all mean under a Trump Administration. While Australia is considered by many the envy of the world when it comes to gun […]

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David Shoebridge and Jason Falinski on ABC24 – 26 November 2016

Lebanese Immigration to Australia Last week Peter Dutton drew a line between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Lebanese community by stating that former Prime Minister Malcom Fraser “made mistakes” with immigration in the 1970’s.  Australia is a vibrant and successful multicultural society, and there is no place for Mr Dutton’s divisive politics. The Minister for Immigration says […]

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