Prime minister announces gun buyback and says parts that can be converted into semi-automatic weapons are also now banned. Follow it live …
Bush warns people that once the amnesty period of three weeks is over, people who are still in possession of their MSSA or assault rifle will be breaking the law and “in all likelihood will be prosecuted”. He warns people to take it seriously and to hand in their firearms.
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Bush has been asked about when the two mosques will be able to be opened again.
“We as investigators are working very hard to release those mosques as early as today,” he says. “Not only have we completed our crime scene investigations, but we are working to restore them in a way that is absolutely respectful to those people.”