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19    Law and Justice—Regulation of Firearms

Senator Muir, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 804—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun is currently a Category A firearm,

                 (ii)   lever-action shotguns similar to the Adler A110 currently exist and are in the possession of law-abiding firearm owners in Australia,

                (iii)   the decision by the Government to temporarily suspend the importation of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun was taken without consultation with the firearms industry, or the 800 000 plus law-abiding recreational firearm owners, and

                (iv)   the firearms and hunting industry contributes over $1 billion annually to the Australian economy; and

    (b)   welcomes the Government’s announcement which will ensure licensed firearms users and industry representatives have meaningful input into the review of the technical aspects of the National Firearms Agreement.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Back

Fifield

Macdonald

O’Neill

Bullock

Gallacher

McAllister

Peris

Bushby (Teller)

Gallagher

McEwen

Reynolds

Cameron

Johnston

McGrath

Ruston

Colbeck

Ketter

McKenzie

Ryan

Dastyari

Lazarus

McLucas

Smith

Day

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Sterle

Edwards

Lindgren

Muir

Wang

Fawcett

Lines

 

 

 

NOES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

Rice

Waters

Wright

Ludlam

 

 

 

Question agreed to.