Responding to a shocking Lateline report of animal cruelty in a turkey abattoir exposed by Animal Liberation activists, Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says it is up to the NSW Parliament to prevent future acts of cruelty by supporting the Greens'bill for mandatory CCTV in abattoirs.
The Gillard government should feel shame that it has fallen well behind a debt laden conservative British government who in yesterday's budget announced it will spend 0.7 percent of gross national income on foreign aid<http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/aid> this year, says Australian Greens foreign aid spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon.
NSW Upper House supports Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Jan Barham, Greens MP and spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs, has welcomed the passage of her motion supporting Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by the NSW Legislative Council.
Animal cruelty at an Inghams turkey abattoir south west of Sydney is a stark reminder of the need for an animal welfare champion in the form of the long overdue independent federal office of Animal Welfare, says Australian Greens animal welfare spokesperson Lee Rhiannon (ABC Lateline, 20 March 2013 http://tiny.cc/5lh9tw).
By imposing hundreds of thousands of new houses and hectare after hectare of high rise development on local communities across Sydney, without ever speaking to local residents or putting aside any funds to meet essential infrastructure, the O’Farrell government has broken its pre-election promise on planning with a re-heated metro strategy that repeats the former Labor government’s