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Greens oppose guns in Parliament

The Greens have written to the President of the Senate opposing armed guards being stationed inside both chambers of Parliament.

"More guns don't make people safer," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Australians don't want militarisation of our public spaces, which includes Parliament.

"The Greens do not support firearms being carried anywhere inside the building.

"It has been a long-standing practise in the Westminster system that no arms are to be carried in the Parliament."

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Greens' guns inquiry gets go ahead

New weapons manufacturing methods, including 3D printing, will be examined by the Australian Greens' new Senate inquiry into illegal guns.

Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Senator Penny Wright said the three-month investigation would provide recommendations to government on how to make Australian streets safer.

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Getting guns off our street - Senate Inquiry terms of reference

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;

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Greens gunning for illegal weapons inquiry

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.

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Keep razor gang away from military pensions: Greens

The Australian Greens have urged the government to come clean about potential changes to military pensions in next month’s budget, amid speculation some former defence force personnel will be left worse off.

Speaking on Anzac Day, Spokesperson for Veterans Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, called on the government to keep their razor gang away from military pensions.

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Get guns off our streets: Greens

The Greens will push for an Inquiry into the proliferation of illegal firearms in Australia when Parliament resumes.   

“The Australian Greens have long championed tighter gun control laws, including a ban on the importation, ownership, possession and use of semi-automatic handguns,” said Australian Greens Legal Affairs Spokesperson, Senator Penny Wright.

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Greens plan to get handguns off suburban streets

The Australian Greens have announced an action plan to make our streets and neighbourhoods safer with a ban on semi-automatic handguns.

The plan has been costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office at $351.5 million over the next four years and includes a 12-month amnesty, a buy-back scheme and a national public education campaign in support of the buy-back.

"We can't tackle gun violence without getting serious about taking guns off the streets," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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