If Abbott had been in power last Friday he would have in all likelihood made a better response than the equivocation from our current leaders. Neither Turnbull or Shorten have the wit, interest or political savvy to get a treaty—or the other proposals in the Uluru Statement—past their respective right wings, who as my colleague Bernard Keane stressed in Crikey yesterday will—with their fellow-travellers—be more than willing to employ dishonesty and deceit to push back on any proposal for a treaty.
What happens when a "human booby-trap" shares her professional views on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's parliamentary dress-sense?
If you want to own a longarm or handgun in Australia now you firstly need a legitimate reason (sport-shooting or employment-related reasons top that list), have to go through rigorous police checks and join a gun club. There is no presumption or right to gun ownership - it is a privilege.