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Leyonhjelm forces Government to roll over on Adler ban

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has had a major win for shooters in the Australian Senate today. Shooters should be allowed access to the Adler A110 lever action shotgun in 12 months’ time, after Senator Leyonhjelm forced the Abbott Government to back down on a permanent ban. The deal also extracted a commitment from...

Marlboro Man makes comeback as Liberal Democrats seek smokers’ vote

The Marlboro Man has made his first appearance on an Australian billboard since at least 1992, on a 13-metre billboard on Victoria Road Rydalmere with Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm. This is part of a major campaign for the Liberal Democrats, with posters and promotional material appearing in tobacconist shops around Australia in the...

Leyonhjelm/Day to introduce Bill to remove penalty rates

Retail, hospitality and tourism businesses across Australia will receive a huge shot in the arm if penalty rates on weekends are removed.LDP FF So says Senator David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democrats who will introduce a Bill next week to do just that, co-sponsored by Senator Bob Day of Family First. This coincides with...

Leyonhjelm stripping Coalition’s base on budget and super

The Liberal Democrats have increased advertising exposing the major parties’ budget lies, despite hypocritical complaints from the Coalition, and are opening a new front on the Coalition by attacking their backflip on superannuation taxes. As a result, the steady flow of defections of donors and members from the Coalition to the Liberal Democrats has...

Wind turbine report vindicates Senate scrutiny

Liberal Democrat Senator for NSW, David Leyonhjelm has hailed the findings of the Select Committee Inquiry on Wind Turbines as vindication of his motion to establish the inquiry and confirmation that regulation of the wind industry needs to change. “It is abundantly clear from the evidence of regulators, the community, local councils and wind...

Leyonhjelm reveals the truth about tobacco costings

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm today called on both major parties to stop picking on smokers, after revealing his own costings provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The Liberal Democrats vehemently oppose tax hikes on smoking, and have supported the right of smokers to make their own choices for 15 years. In the interests...

Senator Leyonhjelm’s statement on the Adler shotgun ban

“The Government is curtailing liberties by stealth”. Liberal Democrat Senator for NSW David Leyonhjelm has condemned the temporary ban on Adler lever action shotguns the Prime Minister announced on the weekend. The Adler A110 lever action shotgun was to be imported into Australia next month, but has now been banned until a review of...

Leyonhjelm scores bullseye for Sydney shooters

Liberal Democrats Senator for NSW David Leyonhjelm is delighted to announce that the future of shooting sports in Sydney is assured after a 50-year lease of the ANZAC Rifle Range at Malabar was signed by the NSW Rifle Association yesterday. Senator Leyonhjelm made this a priority from day one of his tenure as Senator...

Senator Leyonhjelm’s response to Brian Owler, President of the AMA

It has been brought to my attention that (Associate) Professor Brian Owler (President of the Australian Medical Association) took a few pot-shots at me and the Senate Inquiry into the Nanny State I’ll be chairing at the National Press Club yesterday. Among other things, he asserted that I am a ‘self-described libertarian’ and that...
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