America should follow Australia’s examples on gun laws: Is this even possible?

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20 September 2018 at 6:00 pm – 20 September 2018 at 7:00 pm


Following a number of highly publicised mass shootings in the United States in recent years, there has been increased focus by Americans on John Howard’s response to the Port Arthur massacre more than two decades ago. In February 2018, for example, representative Jim Hines, a Democrat from Connecticut said that ‘America should follow Australia’s examples on gun laws.’ The topic of this panel discussion considers the approaches by both countries in respect of gun regulation and the ongoing challenges that each country is faced with in respect of gun regulation. In particular, this panel will focus on what makes Australia and the US distinct both legally and culturally in the context of gun regulation.


Mr Andrew Saindon, Assistant Attorney General, DC, USA

The Honourable Tim Fischer AC
, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1996-1999 and Former Ambassador to the Holy See

Mr Donald Betts, Former Kansas State Senator, Current Monash JD Student

Event details

DATE Thursday 20 September 2018
TIME 5.45pm arrival, 6pm – 7pm (followed by refreshments)
VENUE RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street,
Level 2, Bayside Room 4a & 4b
RSVP Monday 17 September CLICK HERE