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Monday, 24 June 1996
Page: 2539

Consideration resumed from 17 June, on motion by Ms Worth.

That this House:

(1)   extends its sympathies to the family and friends of all the victims of the Port Arthur massacre;

(2)   recognises the outstanding work done by the police and emergency services during the tragedy and the efforts of those associated with the counselling of victims, their families and friends;

(3)   congratulates the Prime Minister and the State and Territory governments in making a significant contribution to public safety by moving to ban automatic and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns;

(4)   acknowledges the contribution made by the Leader of the Opposition in securing a bipartisan approach to the issue of gun control; and

(5)   acknowledges that many law abiding citizens who own guns may be inconvenienced by the ban on some types of firearms.