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Getting guns off our street - Senate Inquiry terms of reference

Penny Wright 18 Jun 2014

I move that the Senate refers the following matter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 2 October 2014:

1.       The ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community, with reference to:

a.       the estimated number, distribution and lethality of illegal guns, including both outlawed and stolen guns, in Australia;

b.      the operation and consequences of the illicit firearms trade, including both outlawed and stolen guns within Australia;

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Greens gunning for illegal weapons inquiry

Penny Wright 18 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens will today move to establish a Senate inquiry to investigate new measures to combat illegal gun crime in Australia, spokesperson for Legal Affairs Senator Penny Wright has announced.

Senator Wright said more needed to be done to keep Australian streets safe and prepare for new weapons technology.

"Despite all the reforms of the Howard years, there are still too many gun-related tragedies in Australia," Senator Wright said.

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