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Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police, Fire and Emergency Management spokesperson

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, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

Gun Laws Inquiry

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Police spokesperson

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 inquiry as a result.

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police and Emergency Management spokesperson

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.

The Greens are strongly against any push to weaken the classification of the rapid fire Adler and weaken the nation's strong gun laws.  The Tasmanian Government should strongly oppose this move at the Ministerial meeting in Melbourne.

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