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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

Rockliff Must Explain Abattoir Investigation Delay

The footage taken in a Tasmanian abattoir, brought to light by animal activists today, is shocking.  It shows brutal acts of animal cruelty, like bobby calves being bludgeoned, pulled by their ears and tails before being thrown onto a...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017

Liberals Failing to Aid Dairy Farmers in Transition to Organic

The Minister for Primary Industries, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, must listen to those that understand the industry and the market and to take immediate and further steps to assist dairy farmers to succeed in what we know are very dire...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

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

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

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

Call on the Liberal Government to take a leaf out of the Greens’ Alternative Budget and develop funding initiatives which will help farmers diversify to ensure they get value for money and are able to sustain their businesses on and into...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

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