The Australia Institute research, commissioned by Gun Control Australia, shows $1.7 million was donated to Australian political parties from the Australian gun lobby since 2011, just from publicly disclosed donations.
Although there is no evidence the NRA is donating money to any political party in this country, Australia’s gun lobby is clearly importing the NRA’s political campaigning tactics and strategies.
Australians are rightly proud of our strict gun laws. The National Firearms Agreement, passed in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre, is one of our most important reforms to public policy – and public health. It must not be watered down.
The Liberals, Labor and the Greens already refuse donations from the tobacco industry. Now it's time they ruled out donations from the gun lobby.
Australia’s gun control laws are one of our most important reforms to public policy – and public health. They must not be weakened.
We, the undersigned, urge all Australian political parties and candidates to refuse donations from the gun lobby.