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Should Australia Have Stricter Gun Laws

gun lawsThe Australian government is pushing for harsher gun laws to lock up convicted gun traffickers with a mandatory five year jail terms will be rushed into the Senate for the third time.

The Coalition plans to re-establish laws that were rejected twice in the past by parliament, after accusing Labour Leader Bill Shorten of taking a soft approach on gun crime.

Labor is opposed to the mandatory jail terms, saying it is against their principles.

 If the laws were resurrected, the maximum penalties would be doubled to 20 years in jail.

The gun debate has been reignited now as we approach the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre.

Source: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/government-pushes-for-tougher-gun-laws-in-australia/news-story/abd302ca9e1a9279a1ac81721b4b9164

Labor Plans Financial Industry Royal Commission

laborIf the Labor wins the next election, they have announced plans to implement a review of the financial services sector – an industry that has been rocked by scandals recently.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and shadow treasurer Chris Bowen plan on holding a royal commission into the finance sector if they win the next election.

Mr Shorten explained that public confidence in the banking and finance sectors had taken a hit in recent years and tens of thousands of victims have paid the price, being ripped off by planners, small businesses going out of business because of banks and major insurance companies denying terminally ill people claims.

The royal commission is expected to cost $53 million and will probably take 2 years to complete.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/labor-calls-for-royal-commission-into-finance-20160407-go1dnr.html#ixzz45Yz8joJC