(Bills - Second Reading Debate, 6 June 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)Read more
(Bills - Second Reading Debate, 5 June 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)Read more
Monday 4 June 2018
The Animal Justice Party is holding a rally calling for a ban on live export following the dismal federal government response to the latest in a long series of mass deaths and cruel treatment on ships. The event is Saturday 9 June 11am-12pm at Sydney Town Hall, information HERE.
(Private Members Statement, 15 May 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
The Sydney Electorate has many strong advocates for animals. Like many other members of this house I have been contacted by a large number of constituents asking me to support a ban on cage eggs.
I strongly oppose factory farming, including battery egg production.Read more
Monday 5 March 2018
I will sponsor an Animal Justice Party bill in the lower House to restrict the types of animals that can be used in circuses.Forcing animals to undergo a lifetime of travelling long distances, being trapped in tiny cages and subjected to harsh training regimes so they can do tricks on command is a cruel and archaic form of entertainment. Making wild and non-domestic animals perform unnatural stunts is fast becoming unacceptable in society and it’s time the Parliament put an end to this cruelty.
Sign the petition to show your support for reform HERE.
Tuesday 27 February 2018
More than a thousand people contacted me about the draft Poultry Code – there is strong community opposition to cruel factory farming and I thank all those who took the time to give feedback to the government. My submission called for stronger standards and a ban on cage egg farming, see HERE.
I intend to follow up again in Parliament and keep the pressure on for reform.
Monday 15 January 2018
I’ve received hundreds of emails supporting much tighter rules for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry. I continue to oppose cruel battery cage farming with questions, petitions and statements in Parliament, information HERE. My most recent questions pushed for public consultation on reform, so it is good to see this occurring. My questions are HERE.Read more
Monday 4 December 2017
Don’t forget the Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy’ collection for pet treats, toys or food for animal shelters and rescue services until 15 December, information HERE.
Monday 20 November 2017
My office is a drop off point for ‘Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy’, who collect treats, toys or food for cats or dogs and donate them to animal shelters and rescue services. You can leave donations until 15 December, HERE.
Monday 6 November 2017
During the Melbourne Cup frenzy, don’t forget the cruelty of whips in horse racing, which would be prosecuted if it happened outside the races. Support the RSPCA campaign against whips, HERE.