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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Page: 5248

Senator MUIR (Victoria) (12:13): I move:

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.