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Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates happen once a year and are one of […]

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Gun Control

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:48 ): With gun ownership steadily on the rise in Australia, and with more and more pro-gun members in our State and Federal parliaments, we decided that it was time to take a trip to the land of the free and the home of the gun. At the end of last […]

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NSW on track for 1 million guns

As the NSW government moves to water down the state’s gun laws and a new gun amnesty starts, figures obtained by the Greens show that NSW is on a dangerous path towards 1,000,000 registered guns by 2020. Official figures obtained from the Police Firearms Registry shows that on 16 May 2015 the number of registered guns in […]

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Major parties being bought by the gun lobby

Both Labor and the Coalition have been caught with their hands in the pocket of the gun lobby, with election funding data revealing the gun lobby has donated $353,000 to Australian political parties in the 2015-16 financial year. While Bob Katter’s Party, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers, and David Leyonhjelm’s Liberal Democrats unsurprisingly top the […]

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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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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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Greens MP embarks on guns tour of Trump’s America

  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 control laws, there is […]

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