Senate debates

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Motions

Prevention of Violence Against Women

4:35 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

The government agrees that the protection of its citizens and particularly women is of the highest importance; however, the majority of the matters raised in this motion fall within state and territory jurisdictions. It is up to the states and territories to deal with the legalisation of carrying such defence weaponry before any proposal to deal with the importation of it can then be considered.

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