Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:59 ): I speak on behalf of The Greens in the debate on the Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and note our genuine concerns. It appears that this bill has been introduced by the Government as a pre-emptive surrender—no doubt...
2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

Dear friends, We’re a quarter of the way through 2017 and despite how busy things are it seems a good time to reflect a bit on what we’ve done so far. Building on our work on council amalgamations that has already saved a number of councils around the state, I...
Major parties being bought by the gun lobby

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...
NSW Police Minister wrong on Adler and captured by the gun lobby

NSW Police Minister wrong on Adler and captured by the gun lobby

NSW Police Minister Troy Grant has been captured by the ugly minority gun lobby in the NSW National Party and is seeking to impose a US style approach to gun control by lifting the ban on the Adler A110 lever action shotgun. Troy Grant’s unseemly intervention in the...