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David Seymour misses chance to slow gun legislation debate

Published: Tue 2 Apr 2019 03:39 PM
ACT Party leader David Seymour has failed in an attempt to block MPs from passing new gun legislation quicker than usual because he was late to the House after talking to media about his plans.
Mr Seymour said he intended to force the government to use a device called "urgency" to pass the proposed law through all three stages by next Friday.
The ACT leader planned to block an application for leave of the whole House on the legislation, saying the pace was illogical and hazardous.
But he was not in the House when the vote on the extended sitting hours took place this afternoon because he had been talking to media outside.
Mr Seymour had said gun laws must change, but it was deeply undemocratic to rush them through in less than two weeks' time.
David Seymour just missed opposing urgency on gun law reform because he’s late to the House that’s one way to avoid being on the wrong side of history— Golriz Ghahraman (@golrizghahraman) April 2, 2019
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