Speeches

DEFENDING THE AUSTRALIAN BRUMBIES

12th May 2016 Adjournment Speech. Australian Brumbies. https://youtu.be/OK4nMONzhCI AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY The Hon. MARK PEARSON (16:05): The brumby holds a special place in the Australian psyche, personifying Australian courage and the spirit of freedom. It holds a unique...

WOOL INDUSTRY DEBATE

10th March 2016 WOOL GROWING INDUSTRY AND MULESING The Hon. MARK PEARSON [12.48 p.m.]: I move: (1)      That this House commends the 80 per cent of Australian wool growers who are: (a)      breeding sheep to be resistant to flystrike by breeding out skin wrinkles; or...

THE GREENS CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

23rd March 2016 In the ensuing debate around climate change, emissions and human impacts that took part in reference to the Greens Climate Change Bill, all ignored the cow in the room, that is animal agriculture. Whilst I and the Animal Justice Party acknowledge the...

SEE NO EVIL – TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

23rd March 2016 Adjournment speech. https://youtu.be/P1ikBJPzQ0Y ANIMAL WELFARE The Hon. MARK PEARSON [4.20 p.m.]: See no evil. My adjournment speech is based on the writings of Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan on the equitable treatment of animals in governance and policy....