The husband of NSW MP Pru Goward is being investigated by police for incorrectly storing a rifle on the family farm, the Family and Community Services Minister has revealed.
In a statement to the NSW parliament, Ms Goward said police had inspected the couple's farm in Yass, near Canberra, and found her husband David Barnett had stored a loaded rifle and ammunition in the same gun safe.
Gun owners are required to store unloaded weapons in locked gun safes, and in a separate safe to live ammunition.
"Local police carried out an inspection of our family farm at Yass with my husband David Barnett," Ms Goward told the state's lower house on Tuesday.
"My husband has a firearms licence with registered firearms.
"Although locked, his gun safe contained a loaded rifle and also housed live ammunition."
Ms Goward said her husband was now "cooperating fully with police".
"I don't intend to comment further on this matter," she said.