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Firearms Inquiry Dissenting Report

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  27 Nov 2019

Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2019

Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2019

State of the State Address

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position on pokies will be wondering what State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2019

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Today’s Supreme Court’s judgement confirms the public have a right to see the advice provided to the Premier from the then-Police Minister.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2019

Gun Laws Inquiry

The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2018

Lower House Parliamentary Inquiry into Gun Laws Unnecessary

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018

Gun Laws Backflip Welcome and Overdue

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  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2018

Firearm Laws Inquiry

The proposed inquiry we are speaking to today has come on a long tail of conversations in the Tasmanian community that started some 22 years ago now in 1996.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

National Firearms Agreement

The proposed firearms inquiry reeks of a government in lockstep with the interests of the gun lobby.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

No Advice from Police on Liberal Gun Policy

Premier Hodgman today refused to back down from his party’s policy to weaken the State’s gun laws. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jun 2018

National Firearms Agreement - Proposed Changes by Tasmanian Government

The Premier assured voters the former police minister had advised him the policy would not breach the National Firearms Agreement.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

Gun Control Laws

The Premier and former Police minister made a secret deal with the shooting lobby to weaken Tasmania's gun laws.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2018

Liberals Policy Breaches the National Firearms Agreement

The Liberal Party developed a secret policy to weaken firearm laws with the shooting lobby before the election.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2018

Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals' Dangerous Policy

The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Apr 2018

Appropriate Regulation of Firearms

The Federal Liberal Government swapped a prohibition on imports of the 8-shot Adler lever action shotgun for the support of an independent’s vote in the Australian Senate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Oct 2016

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2016

Old Parties Fail Community on Gun Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016

Gun Safety Bill A Priority

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  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2016

Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2016

Restricting the 6-shot Adler

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  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2015

Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

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  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Laborials Block Greens' Amendments to Gun Laws

The government’s refusal to support a proposed Greens’ amendment to require spousal notification of gun applications is a missed opportunity.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015

Lowering Gun Laws Age Limit Unnecessary

Police Minister Rene Hidding is moving to entrench an unhealthy gun culture with his moves to lower the gun age to 15 years.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2014

Gun Law Reform

The Police Minister, Rene Hidding, still has not ruled out seeking to reduce the age limit for hunting with supervision from 16 years to 12 year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2014