Tuesday, 18 October 2016
I tell you that ban will remain in place until such time as there is a satisfactory reclassification of these guns by the COAG committee. That was the purpose of the ban when we first put it in place; that was the purpose when we renewed it. We stand by our commitment for the public safety of Australians.
The national firearms agreement is our achievement. It is John Howard's achievement. It is not Labor's achievement. We get this mock sympathy from the Labor Party. The Labor Party would be better off cleaning up its own house rather than creating distractions.
Honourable members interjecting—