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Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Huge Questions Hang Over VDL Animal Welfare

When twenty senior farm managers put their serious concerns about animal welfare in writing, government must pay attention.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jun 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Rockliff Must Explain Abattoir Investigation Delay

The footage taken in a Tasmanian abattoir, brought to light by animal activists today, is shocking.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017


Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Liberals Failing to Aid Dairy Farmers in Transition to Organic

The Minister for Primary Industries must take immediate steps to assist dairy farmers to succeed in very dire economicĀ times.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

State Budget: Address in Reply

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016


Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Security Needed For Dairy Farmers

Shifting consumer demands and the continued global milk glut are continuing to seriously affect dairy farmers in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2016


Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Tasmania's Biggest Flood Since 1929

Notes that the heavy rainfall in parts of Tasmania, especially the North, North West and the Upper Derwent resulted in loss of life, both human and animal.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016


Green Economics

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Innovation and Sustainable Agriculture a Must for the New Economy

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Survey, Filling out Sheet

State Budget 2016: No Money for Niche Producers in Primary Industries

The last survey of rural confidence found that Tasmanian farmers are feeling flat about the year ahead.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016