Victorian senator Bridget McKenzie was one of two Nationals to cross the floor in support of a motion to disallow the import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun.
Two Nationals crossed the floor and four others failed to vote on a motion from Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm to disallow the import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun.
The Turnbull-Abbott hostilities erupted in a very public manner this week over the terms of a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun.
Malcolm Turnbull’s week has been little short of disastrous and there will be more fallout.
Political pundits often talk about the 'transactional costs' of coups.
After Question Time on Thursday Tony Abbott made a personal explanation to the House outlining the background to the Adler shotgun ban.
Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott are sharply at odds over Abbott's denial of knowledge about a 2015 deal to insert a sunset clause on the import ban of a shotgun.
Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm wants a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun lifted.
Malcolm Turnbull is like the man who threw down a match, started a fire, and is now struggling to breathe because of the smoke. He has inadvertently become the centre of a debate on guns which is at least…
Malcolm Turnbull was still trying to gain control of the gun issue in Question Time.
The government has a new buzzword. In the partyroom on Tuesday Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce urged the troops to make the Coalition’s policies “tactile”. In less-fancy terminology, what they mean…
Guns have another kind of price tag.
The current debate over the right to bear arms versus regulation is at a stalemate, but a new dialogue that focuses on the social burden of firearms might provide a new way forward.
A target shooting instructor and student.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida.
Should this gun be in the hands of a civilian?
Connecticut State Police via Reuters
Gun makers are trying to dismiss the potentially precedent-setting suit, claiming a federal law gives them immunity.
Part of the final cache of more than 30,000 firearms seized under the NSW Firearms Amnesty and Handgun Buyback waiting to be destroyed.
For the first time in 20 years, Australia's national arsenal of private guns is larger than it was before the Port Arthur massacre.
The 1996 National Firearms Agreement dramatically raised standards by imposing minimum requirements drawing on the best elements in the existing laws and on the recommendations of a series of expert inquiries.
After the Port Arthur massacre, Australia had the most comprehensive reform of firearm laws anywhere in the world. But a creeping complacency now jeopardises public safety.
The tragedy that unfolded 20 years ago added another layer of horror to a site already scarred by atrocity.
The 20th anniversary of the massacre at Port Arthur again raises pressing questions about ways of remembering the tragedy.
March 13 1996. A dark day for Dunblane.
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The 1996 shooting at a Scottish primary school had a lasting impact on UK gun control.
A killer’s use of TEC-9 assault pistols convinced Californians to repeal immunity for gunmakers. Then Congress overruled them.
Finding solutions for what happened in San Bernardino is a challenge, but ensuring gunmakers behave responsibly should be one piece of the puzzle.
Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
NYC police prepare for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, 2015.
American police kill 100 times more civilians than Finnish police. Racism and gun control are just part of the problem.
A vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
President Barack Obama has praised gun laws in Australia and the UK. How did they work?
Barack Obama has challenged the US media on gun laws, but despite the First Amendment, journalists are too scared to speak against abuse of the Second Amendment.
Do certain ‘types’ of guns make mass shootings more likely to occur?
What interventions might be most useful for reducing the incidence of mass shootings? What lessons should other countries really learn from Australia's experience?