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Bill to tighten gun laws passes through lower house without debate

New law reforms aimed at toughening firearm criminal offences have received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives

Gun laws are one step closer to being toughened after the surprise passage of a bill through the House of Representatives.

  • AAP – SBS

Having faced days of criticism over their national security credentials, Labor members on Thursday moved to bring on debate on the bill, introduced by the government only 24 hours earlier.

Leader of the House Peter Dutton then initiated an immediate vote which stopped speeches on the matter and saw the bill pass on the voices.

The Labor move came despite the…

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