"I am still going to work for animals." Photos from the chamber taken during Mark Pearson's valedictory speech on November 9, 2022. Thank you to the AJP supporters who watched from the public gallery or live online. You can watch the video of the speech here.
Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos arrives at NSW Parliament House
by Elena Wewer | Nov 7, 2022 | Community, Kangaroo, News, Parliament
What a special day this was. A few weeks ago, just a few days before World Kangaroo Day, members of the Yuin community met at NSW Parliament House to conduct a smoking ceremony and deliver a message stick, representing the Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos. This historic...
MOTION PASSED: Securing covered-up kangaroo concerns
by Elena Wewer | Nov 19, 2021 | Kangaroo, Motions, News, Parliament
This week I took to the chamber to call on the government to release documents that prove its own bureaucrats raised concerns about kangaroo killing in NSW. The motion passed unanimously. I was already furious at how badly the Department of Planning,...
MEDIA RELEASE: : Animal Justice MP labels Nationals “Neanderthals” and calls on the Premier to remove John Barilaro and Adam Marshall from their offices over lack of action on animal protection
by Elena Wewer | Jun 24, 2021 | Animal Cruelty Laws, Motions, News, Parliament
In a motion given to Upper House on Wednesday (June 23), MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson called on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to remove Nationals MP’s John Barilaro and Adam Marshall from their office over their disregard of animal sentience. “The New...
We’re about to make history: join us at the hearings for the kangaroo inquiry at NSW Parliament House
by Elena Wewer | Jun 10, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, News, Parliament, Uncategorized
After six years of fighting, we finally got what we wanted: an inquiry into kangaroos in NSW. This is our opportunity to find out what’s really happening to kangaroos and other macropods, and expose the cruelty so many kangaroos are victim to. The inquiry’s...
A tribute to Helen Marston
by Elena Wewer | Jun 4, 2021 | Community, Motions, News, Parliament
If you're involved in the animal protection movement in Australia, you know Helen Marston. Maybe not personally. Maybe not by name. But by legacy and by credence, you know Helen. Helen Marston was active in the animal protection movement for many years, during which...
EXOTIC ANIMALS AND CIRCUSES
by Marcel Woolfe | Oct 26, 2018 | Bills, News, News Archives, Parliament, Speeches, Videos
25th October 2018 Second read speech - Exhibited Animals Protection Amendment (Prohibitions On Exhibition) Bill 2018. The "Circus Bill" would ban the use of exotic animals in circuses and retire them to sanctuaries where they can live out their days in peace. Mark...
COMPANION ANIMALS DESERVE CONSIDERATION IN RESIDENTIAL RENTAL AGREEMENTS
by Marcel Woolfe | Oct 18, 2018 | Community, News, News Archives, Parliament, Speeches, Videos
17th October 2018 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT (REVIEW) BILL 2018 Mark Pearson moved an amendment to the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018. The amendment would ensure that companion animals would be given consideration in residential tenancies for...
RIGHT TO RELEASE BILL 2018. SECOND READING DEBATE.
by Marcel Woolfe | Oct 2, 2018 | Bills, News, Parliament, Speeches, Videos
27th September 2018 A small victory for the Animal Justice Party. Although the NSW Government will not support the AJP's Right to Release Bill, it will implement sections of it by way of regulation. The Hon. Niall Blair (Minister for Primary Industries NSW)...
THE FUTURE OF NSW ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
by Marcel Woolfe | Sep 27, 2018 | News, News Archives, Parliament, Questions, Videos
26th September 2018 Questions without notice. The Hon. Niall Blair on the future viability of NSW animal agriculture. https://youtu.be/acoskHvC5V0 Rural media is reporting that farmers are having serious difficulty sourcing hay for their sheep and cattle due to the...
- Mark Pearson’s valedictory speech November 11, 2022
- Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos arrives at NSW Parliament House November 7, 2022
- MEDIA STATEMENT: Duck decapitators’ $450 sentences “not strong enough” to deter violent offenders, NSW MP says August 5, 2022
- Results of the Summer Kangaroo Count 2022 July 18, 2022
- MEDIA RELEASE: Mulesing ban to be raised in NSW Parliament, as horrific new footage sparks debate June 28, 2022