The 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.