Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: “Koalas are worth more than timber”: damning logging survey shows community groups are picking up the slack of NSW Government’s environmental incompetence, says Animal Justice Party MP Mark Pearson

  A critical new logging survey shows environmental community groups are doing more than their fair share and it’s time for the NSW Government to act, Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson, has warned. “The NSW Government is consistently...

MEDIA RELEASE: “Animal cruelty will remain the status quo”: the NSW Government’s rejection of an Independent Office of Animal Protection is a fatal blow for animals, says Animal Justice Party MP, Mark Pearson

The state government has condemned millions of animal to needless suffering by rejecting a key finding of a recent parliamentary inquiry into NSW’s animal cruelty laws, NSW Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson has said. “The government’s rejection...

MEDIA RELEASE: “We need guardianship payments now”: Animal Justice Party MP Mark Pearson urges NSW Government to prevent private landholders from selling koala habitat to loggers

More national parks and state reserves won’t be enough to stop the localised extinction of NSW koala populations, NSW Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson has said. Mr Pearson is urging the government to introduce “guardianship payments” to...

MEDIA RELEASE: “Read the room and put the animals first”: AJP MP Mark Pearson slams Deputy Premier Barilaro over logging decision, calls for a state moratorium on koala habitat logging

John Barilaro’s decision to ignore EPA advice and insist Forestry Corp continue logging is a “prime example” of the NSW Government’s prioritisation of money over the environment, NSW Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson has said. “The Deputy...

MEDIA RELEASE: “The government is censoring the people who actually care about greyhounds”: AJP MP Mark Pearson slams “hypocritical” government review of greyhound racing act

A mandatory review by the NSW government into the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 is censoring opinion from the public, Mr Pearson claims. The review is currently accepting submissions from the public, but does not include consideration of a greyhound racing ban. “It’s...

MEDIA RELEASE: “Farmers know the industry will bleed to death if mulesing continues”: AJP MP Mark Pearson praises new industry report that supports calls to abandon mulesing

Mulesing will cost the Australian woolgrowing industry its future if it continues, AJP MP Mark Pearson has reiterated following the release of a new industry report. “Moving away from mulesing makes ethical and economic sense, and this report has proven that from the...

MEDIA RELEASE: Six million lambs mutilated without pain relief in NSW every year: NSW Animal Justice Party MP Mark Pearson calls on the community to give their feedback on a new bill that would mandate pain relief for mulesing

A bill that mandates pain relief for mulesing and would eventually ban the practice entirely in NSW has been sent to an inquiry for consideration. The inquiry will allow the public to comment on the bill, which AJP MP for NSW, Mark Pearson, has encouraged the...