As David Leyonhjelm exited the Australian Senate last week, he used the opportunity to move a couple of final motions. One being for the legalisation of pepper spray:
As you can see, it was soundly defeated and again, female Senators voted against it. Senator Fraser Anning attempted this in the wake of the Eurydice Dixon murder but a similar result was had. Interestingly enough, Derryn Hinch changed his mind this time round.
Most notable though was One Nation voting against this. Particularly interesting as Pauline Hanson was complaining about the Castle Doctrine earlier in the week and Peter Georgiou previously voted for it.
Meanwhile, over in WA Liberal Democrats’ MLC Aaron Stonehouse is making progress on this issue:
Spot on. Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MLC Jeff Bourman considered a similar motion last year in Victoria.
Stonehouse also took to ABC Radio to discuss further:
Further to this, Victorian Liberal Democrats’ MLC Tim Quilty gave a great speech in Victorian Parliament on the need for self-defence:
One Nation are all over the shop on this issue. If you’re trying to court the shooting and self-defence vote, you’re doing it wrong.
Only the Liberal Democrats, SFFP and Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party are serious on this issue. Vote accordingly.