Regional Development Policy
Free range farmer representatives, the animal protection organisation Humane Society International and 40,000 consumers today joined with the Australian Greens in calling for national action on egg labelling to protect consumers and free range farmers and help drive improvements in the treatment of laying hens.
Humane Society International was at Parliament House today to present 40,000 postcards to the Prime Minister, sent by consumers demanding action on free range egg standards and labelling.
While the federal budget has made record investment in public transport infrastructure, with $4.2 billion awarded to new commuter rail projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, the Labor government has failed NSW commuters, Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.
This Heritage Festival 2013 event showcases the activism of the migrant and refugee solidarity movement in their fight for Aboriginal rights.
One major area of activism of solidarity with refugees has been support for Aboriginal rights.
Written by David Shoebridge
Australian journos are in court and facing jail time for refusing to reveal their sources. Shield laws test the commitment of lawmakers to media freedom, writes Greens MLC David Shoebridge
With five journalists currently facing court and potential jail time for refusing to reveal their sources, journalists across Australia are increasingly concerned about the limitations of existing shield laws. The shield laws that have recently come into place in some jurisdictions are intended to protect journalists from being forced to reveal their sources.