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Another approach, perhaps?

Budget difficulties were high on the agenda. Liberal Prime Minister John Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello had obvious reasons for reform of the tax and monetary system as Australia's debt increased.

After the Port Arthur Massacre in which 35 people had lost their lives in a gun shooting the government had introduced a gun buy-back scheme at much cost to reduce the number of weapons at large in the community.