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Firearms Inquiry Dissenting Report

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens' dissenting report for the Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

Media Release - Health professionals, police officers, survivors, and child safety advocates were united in their overwhelming opposition to any attempts to weaken gun laws.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Media Release - Today’s swearing in of Mark Shelton as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management halts the work of the Parliamentary inquiry into Tasmania’s gun laws. The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Jul 2019

State of the State Address

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a State of the State address (Address in Reply speech) for 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Media Release - Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position of principle on pokies will be wondering what, if anything, State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Mar 2019

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Media Release - Premier Hodgman has failed to defend his government’s cover up of advice they allegedly received to say the Liberals’ secret firearms election policy would not breach the National Firearms Agreement. The Liberals will now have to come...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2019

Gun Laws Inquiry

Media Release - The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws after walking away from their secretive pre-election policy last week and the Legislative Council scrapping its flawed...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2018

Lower House Parliamentary Inquiry into Gun Laws Unnecessary

Media Release - With the Legislative Council’s announcement they are dumping their Firearms Inquiry, the Liberals have been quick to move to establish a House of Assembly Parliamentary Committee to inquire into firearms laws and future policy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

Gun Laws Backflip Welcome and Overdue

Media Release - Tasmanians would be breathing a sigh of relief at news the Liberals are walking away from their plan to weaken the state’s gun laws. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2018

Firearm Laws Inquiry

Parliamentary Activity - That -(1)  A select committee be appointed with power to send for persons and papers to inquire into and report upon current firearms laws, with the following terms of reference -

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2018

National Firearms Agreement

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2018

No Advice from Police on Liberal Gun Policy

Media Release - Premier Hodgman today refused to back down from his party’s policy to weaken the State’s gun laws, despite information coming to light that Tasmania Police believe it risks contravening the National Firearms Agreement. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Jun 2018

National Firearms Agreement - Proposed Changes by Tasmanian Government

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Jun 2018

Gun Control Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN -

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2018

Liberals Policy Breaches the National Firearms Agreement

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP - On tomorrow to move -That the House:

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2018

Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals' Dangerous Policy

Media Release - The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade. Even more concerning, Tasmania showed a far higher number of guns stolen per capita than any other Australian state.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Apr 2018

Appropriate Regulation of Firearms

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Notes the recent controversy around the Federal Liberal Government swapping a prohibition on imports of the 8-shot Adler lever action shotgun for the support of an independent’s vote in the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Oct 2016

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Media Release - Tasmanians have a right to know what position Police Minister, Rene Hidding, will take to a COAG meeting in Melbourne tomorrow, where a move to end the moratorium on importations of the Adler 8-shot shotgun will be on the agenda.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Oct 2016

Old Parties Fail Community on Gun Laws

Media Release - The National Firearms Agreement was implemented in 1996 and it has served us well. Although there have been no public mass shootings since then, both of the old parties chose to vote against upholding that Agreement in Parliament today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

Gun Safety Bill A Priority

Media Release - A new shotgun on the market, the Adler 110, can fire off 6 shots in about 6 seconds and can be legally owned by anyone with a gun licence in Tasmania. At least 7,000 have been purchased in Australia, and several hundred of these are...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2016

Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

Media Release - The comments, and apparent lack of understanding of gun laws, from the President of Field Hunting and Conservation are extremely concerning.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Mar 2016

Restricting the 6-shot Adler

Media Release - The Minister is refusing to take action to protect the community from the rapid fire 6-shot Adler shotgun, and is confusing the issue by only talking about the 8-shot Adler.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Nov 2015

Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens tabled a Bill in parliament today to amend the Firearms Act. The purpose of the Firearms Amendment (Rapid Fire Shotguns – Community Safety) Bill 2015 is to help ensure a safe community. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2015