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Greyhound Racing

COVID-19 Racing and Animal Welfare Support

Media Release - The Greens are glad to hear the government have placed a deliberate focus on the welfare of greyhounds and horses not currently racing because of COVID-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Apr 2020

Animal Welfare Must be Protected Through COVID-19

Media Release - The decision to restrict the movements of Tasmanians is full of challenges but it’s required to save lives. The welfare of animals must also be protected during this time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Apr 2020

Liberal Lies on Animal Welfare

Media Release - Racing Minister, Jane Howlett’s defence of the government's record on animal welfare is pathetic.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Mar 2020

Australia Receives a 'D' for Animal Welfare

Media Release - The announcement that Australia has scored a 'D' in the Animal Protection Index will dismay every Tasmanian who cares about the welfare of animals.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Mar 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Tasracing

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Tasracing Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Animal Welfare Amendment (Reformation) Bill 2018

Greens Bill - A bill for An Act to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1993 for the purpose of banning factory farming techniques, greyhound...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2018

Justice for Animals in Our Care

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that cruel, outdated practices including greyhound racing, rodeos, and battery hen farming...

Andrea Dawkins - 23 Feb 2018

Greens Table Bill to Strengthen Animal Rights

Media Release - Tasmania’s animal welfare laws fail to protect the rights of animal to live free from cruelty and neglect, placing a heavy, disproportionate emphasis on the profits of industry. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Sep 2018

Greyhound Unmuzzling Changes Welcome

Media Release - The Greens welcome the government’s amendment to the Dog Control Act that will allow rehabilitated greyhounds to be muzzle-free.

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Nov 2017

Greyhound Muzzling Changes Welcome

Media Release - The Minister for Local Government today confirmed, as a result of community pressure on amendments to the Dog Control Act, Tasmania's greyhounds are now on the pathway to becoming muzzle free.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Jun 2017

Hundreds Rally to End Greyhound Cruelty

Media Release - Hundreds rallied on Parliament Lawns today to call for an end to greyhound racing in Tasmania. It's clear there is still serious, well-founded public concern about this cruel industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 9 Apr 2017

Baird as Weak as Hodgman on Greyhound Welfare

Media Release - Tens of thousands of greyhounds will be condemned to misery and death as a result of NSW Premier, Mike Baird, caving in to the industry and reversing the ban he announced two short months ago.

Andrea Dawkins - 11 Oct 2016

Animal Welfare Act to Include Mental Suffering as Abuse

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling for the amendment of the Animal Welfare Act to include distress and mental suffering under the classification of animal cruelty.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Sep 2016

Greyhound Report Disappointing, Greens Call for Ban

Media Release - The majority Report of the Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing tabled today will disappoint many concerned Tasmanians. People who care about the welfare of animals will be upset not to see a ban on greyhound racing among the...

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Sep 2016

Greyhound Racing Ban

Parliamentary Activity - In the wake of the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, passing legislation to ban greyhound racing, Andrea Dawkins asks the Premier if he will do the same.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Liberals and Labor on Wrong Side of History on Greyhounds

Media Release - The greyhound racing industry has lost its social licence. Both Labor and the Liberal parties are on the wrong side of history.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Cruel and Weak-Will Liberals Ignore Greyhound Deaths

Media Release - The Premier's response in Question Time today to the 1,608 greyhounds who have been killed over the past three years was heartless.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Mass Greyhound Deaths Indictment on Industry

Media Release - The Greens have obtained a list of 1,608 greyhounds who were killed or died before their time over the last 3 and half years from the Office of Racing Integrity.

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Aug 2016

Correction: Deceased Greyhound List

Media Release - Our incorrect listing of Wee Fire as a deceased greyhound was unintended, and I will correct the Parliamentary record this evening. We apologise unreservedly to Wee Fire's owner and trainer for our mistake.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2016

Deceased Greyhounds List a Snapshot of Industry

Media Release - TasRacing has released the names of 16 greyhounds reported deceased for the first six months of this year.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Aug 2016

Call for Tripartite Support for Ban on Greyhound Racing with Exit Strategy

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling for Labor and Liberal Members to join with the Greens and commit tripartite support for a ban on greyhound racing in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Aug 2016

Greyhound Re-homing Won't Erase Cruelty

Media Release - Tasracing's claim they will re-home all ex-racing greyhounds after 1 July 2019 is a sign of desperation from an industry whose social licence is well and truly gone.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Aug 2016

Rally Reinforces Public Opposition to Greyhound Cruelty

Media Release - Today's 'March for the Murdered Million' rally commemorated the thousands of dogs that die across the country every year as a result of the greyhound racing industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Jul 2016

Public Distaste for Greyhound Racing

Media Release - More than half of Australians want greyhound racing banned, according to the national Essential Research poll released today.

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Jul 2016

Tasmania Must Follow NSW Greyhound Racing Ban

Media Release - The New South Wales' Premier has recognised the inherent cruelty in greyhound racing and acted in a the best interests of animal welfare.  It's surely time Tasmania did the same.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jul 2016

Greens Table Petition to End Greyhound Cruelty

Media Release - While live baiting incidents haven't been proven in any Tasmania, it's clear the we're not immune from the practice. And we are certainly not immune the underlying cruelty in the industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Jun 2016

Greyhound Racing Industry

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens welcomed the release of the Report into the Review of Arrangements for Animal Welfare in the Greyhound Industry, noting that its findings and recommendations would provide foundational information and important...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Mar 2015

Greyhound Parliamentary Inquiry One Step Closer

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens tabled a Notice of Motion to establish a Joint House Parliamentary Inquiry into practices in Tasmania's greyhound racing industry in the House of Assembly today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2015

State Greyhound Racing Industry Inquiry

Media Release - A Greens' Motion to establish a Joint House Parliamentary Inquiry into Tasmania's greyhound racing industry looks set to pass the House of Assembly this month

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2015

Greyhound Inquiry Pressure Grows

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have expressed their disappointment with the Labor Opposition, who are sounding weak and indecisive on the need to properly investigate animal welfare standards in the greyhound industry in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Feb 2015

State Greyhound Inquiry Concerns

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will move to establish a joint House Inquiry into the greyhound racing industry when Parliament resumes in March.

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State Greyhound Live Baiting Inquiry

Media Release - If Racing Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, is serious about ensuring live baiting is not taking place in Tasmania’s greyhound racing industry, he should follow the New South Wales’ lead, establish a high level Taskforce and ensure Tasmania...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2015

Greyhound Cruelty Needs Independent Investigation

Media Release - Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, must guarantee that any Tasmanian greyhound industry investigation into live baiting is independent and transparent.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Feb 2015