Information sharing key in NSW gun reform

Information sharing key in NSW gun reform

New laws that improve communication between the Family Court, gun clubs, doctors and police could be a way to help prevent deadly shooting attacks, the NSW police minister says. Troy Grant on Tuesday will discuss possible changes with NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller following the murder of Sydney teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their estranged father John Edwards last week. The 68-year-old financial advisor legally bought the powerful handguns used in the killing months earlier while he was involved in a drawn-out custody battle with the children’s 38-year-old mother. Mr Grant said his government won’t be making "policy on the run" but was open to revising gun laws, as is being advocated by the NSW opposition. Improving communication between legal, firearm and other authorities was one option on the table, he said, noting that the Family Court of Australia offered a "big opportunity" for information sharing. "Information flow is always among the most critical opportunities that are out there," he told reporter. "That’s something we’re absolutely exploring." NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government doesn’t want a repeat of such a tragedy and will make changes if necessary – but without "overreach". "We want to make sure what we have in place is as strong as it can be and that nobody falls through the cracks," she told reporters. "I feel personally responsible to make sure we keep the community safe at all times and if there is something we should be tweaking or doing, we will do […]

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Information sharing key in NSW gun reform

Information sharing key in NSW gun reform

New laws that improve communication between the Family Court, gun clubs, doctors and police could be a way to help prevent deadly shooting attacks, the NSW police minister says. Troy Grant on Tuesday will discuss possible changes with NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller following the murder of Sydney teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their estranged father John Edwards last week. The 68-year-old financial advisor legally bought the powerful handguns used in the killing months earlier while he was involved in a drawn-out custody battle with the children’s 38-year-old mother. Mr Grant said his government won’t be making "policy on the run" but was open to revising gun laws, as is being advocated by the NSW opposition. Improving communication between legal, firearm and other authorities was one option on the table, he said, noting that the Family Court of Australia offered a "big opportunity" for information sharing. "Information flow is always among the most critical opportunities that are out there," he told reporter. "That’s something we’re absolutely exploring." NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government doesn’t want a repeat of such a tragedy and will make changes if necessary – but without "overreach". "We want to make sure what we have in place is as strong as it can be and that nobody falls through the cracks," she told reporters. "I feel personally responsible to make sure we keep the community safe at all times and if there is something we should be tweaking or doing, we will do […]

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