I echo the words of the Hon. Robert Brokenshire. This has been a particularly difficult issue, especially coming from the eyes of someone who is always concerned that legitimate firearms owners are normally, almost, the target of any change to legislation when, in fact, the intention should always be to punish the bad guys and take firearms from those people who always operate outside the law. I would like to thank Family First, the Hon. Rob Brokenshire and the Hon. John Darley for their support in the upper house.
Obviously, it was a pretty respectful discussion. I do not think I won the Hon. Tammy Franks and the Greens too often, but she put her case most eloquently, as always. We did not get everything we wanted for the legitimate firearms owners but there has been a very good spirit of compromise. My colleague in the other place, the shadow minister for police (the member for Morialta), I think has done an outstanding job on behalf of licensed firearms owners. I know that my party room is very grateful for the work he has put into this particular bill and we look forward now to its passage. Again, I thank everybody who has cooperated in a pretty respectful way on this particular piece of legislation.