Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017; Third Reading
Labor abhors crime and violence. We were very proud to support this bill in the second reading, and I wanted to say a few words because I want members on the other side of the House to understand what exactly it is that they are doing in this vote that they are having right now. We could have dealt with this bill in February, and those of us on this side of the House who have community safety as our top priority have been waiting for eight months for this bill to come back into the House so we can make a good law. But, because of the utter petulance of the minister who sits across from me in the chamber, we are sending this parliament into deadlock.
Honourable members interjecting —