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24 February, 2012

HON KATE DOUST (South Metropolitan — Deputy Leader of the Opposition) [8.15 pm]: […] It is interesting to find such a diverse range of weapons that people would have to deal with, particularly the police. The advisers told me that in the past 15 months 235 weapons have been seized. I assume that was in the metropolitan area.

Hon Peter Collier: That was in Perth and Northbridge.

Hon KATE DOUST: That is a substantial number, given that the cultural centre of Northbridge is actually in Perth. Most people who go for a night out would not think to take their nunchaku, gas dart, electric shock weapon or machete.

Hon Jock Ferguson: Or their crutches!

Hon KATE DOUST: I have always found that a hockey stick works quite well!

Subject: Acts Amendment (Weapons) Bill 2009 [Legislative Council – Second Reading]

Date: 24 November 2009

Hansard reference: p. 9561 [online (pdf)]

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