Agriculture & Rural Affairs

The long-term sustainability of agriculture is essential for Australia’s society, economy and environment. Many threats are facing the sector, including climate change and competition for farm land. Rural Australia faces complex agricultural, environmental and social challenges that the Greens are strongly committed to addressing.

media-releases

Greens push ahead with legislation to end live exports

08 Jun 2011

The Australian Greens remain committed to legislating a permanent end to live exports in the wake of the Government’s announcement of a suspension of all live cattle shipments to Indonesia.

The Australian Greens remain committed to legislating a permanent end to live exports in the wake of the Government’s announcement of a suspension of all live cattle shipments to Indonesia.

media-releases

Greens continue push for live exports ban

06 Jun 2011

The Australian Greens say the Government's new approach to live exports does not go far enough, with an immediate suspension and total live export ban remaining the only viable option.

The Australian Greens say the Government's new approach to live exports does not go far enough, with an immediate suspension and total live export ban remaining the only viable option.

media-releases

Unite against live exports till the cows come home

02 Jun 2011

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called for all Members of Parliament and the Australian community to unite in calls for an immediate suspension of live exports to Indonesia as ships continue to take cattle from our shores.

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called for all Members of Parliament and the Australian community to unite in calls for an immediate suspension of live exports to Indonesia as ships continue to take cattle from our shores.

media-releases

Greens announce legislation to end live exports

31 May 2011

The Australian Greens will today introduce a private members bill to end the live export of livestock for slaughter.

The Australian Greens will today introduce a private members bill to end the live export of livestock for slaughter.

media-releases

Greens announce legislation to end live exports

31 May 2011

The Australian Greens will today introduce a private members bill to end the live export of livestock for slaughter.

The Australian Greens will today introduce a private members bill to end the live export of livestock for slaughter.

news-stories

Greens ‘fully committed’ to live export ban

30 May 2011

The Australian Greens have condemned the Federal Government’s decision to resume the exports of live cattle to Indonesia.

The Australian Greens have condemned the Federal Government’s decision to resume the exports of live cattle to Indonesia.

media-releases

Agriculture Minister must act to stop live export of cattle

30 May 2011

The Australian Greens said tonight that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig must immediately suspend exports of live cattle to Indonesia in light of the horrific details revealed on Four Corners.

The Australian Greens said tonight that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig must immediately suspend exports of live cattle to Indonesia in light of the horrific details revealed on Four Corners.

media-releases

Government must immediately stop live cattle exports to Indonesia

30 May 2011

The Australian Greens said today the Federal Government should stop live cattle exports to Indonesia immediately in light of graphic evidence of exported Australian cattle being inhumanly treated at Indonesian abattoirs.

The Australian Greens said today the Federal Government should stop live cattle exports to Indonesia immediately in light of graphic evidence of exported Australian cattle being inhumanly treated at Indonesian abattoirs.

media-releases

Greens slam token live export suspension

27 May 2011

The Australian Greens have described the suspension of live exports to three Indonesian abattoirs as a ‘token step’ being taken as graphic new evidence emerges showing the inhumane treatment of cattle.

The Australian Greens have described the suspension of live exports to three Indonesian abattoirs as a ‘token step’ being taken as graphic new evidence emerges showing the inhumane treatment of cattle.

estimates

Live Exports - Meat and Livestock Australia

24 May 2011

RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE   Estimates  TUESDAY, 24 MAY 2011 Full Transcript
Meat and Livestock Australia Senator SIEWERT:  I would like to ask about live cattle export. I will clarify some numbers firstly. In terms of the work that the industry is doing, we heard this afternoon—and I am sure you are aware of what we were talking about this afternoon—that the minister has written to the industry.

RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE   Estimates  TUESDAY, 24 MAY 2011 Full Transcript


Meat and Livestock Australia

Senator SIEWERT:  I would like to ask about live cattle export. I will clarify some numbers firstly. In terms of the work that the industry is doing, we heard this afternoon—and I am sure you are aware of what we were talking about this afternoon—that the minister has written to the industry.


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