The Alannah & Madeline Foundation continues to advocate for firearm safety in Australia and was pleased to be invited by the Hon. Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs to a specific consultation with gun control advocates in Canberra recently.
We joined the Public Health Association of Australia and Law Council of Australia at the first formal meeting of its kind held with organisations concerned about firearm safety.
The meeting was chaired by Minister Wood along with Ross Vasta MP, Liberal National Party of Queensland, and other participants were from the Australia Federal Police, Border Force, Customs, Australian Institute of Criminology, Department of Home Affairs and the Minister’s office.
A range of issues were discussed, and the Foundation is pleased with the Assistant Minister’s response.
We are also hopeful that organisations from the medical and family violence sectors will attend the next meeting.
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