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.

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Senate backs Greens call for Live Export Inquiry

16 Jun 2011

The Senate has today backed the Australian Greens motion for an Inquiry into the role played by Meat and Livestock Australia and other organisations into the inhumane treatment of animals in Indonesia.

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Inquiry into improvements in animal welfare for Australian live exports

16 Jun 2011

Terms of Reference – Business of the Senate No.1 – 16 June 2011 Inquiry into improvements in animal welfare for Australian live exports

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Greens introduce bill to end live exports

15 Jun 2011

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for animal welfare has introduced legislation in the Senate to permanently ban live export of animals for slaughter.

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MLA continues to let down farmers

14 Jun 2011

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to act quickly on its decision to compel Meat and Livestock Australia to provide an initial $5 million of financial aid to producers affected by the suspension of live exports to Indonesia.

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Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011

14 Jun 2011

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 This bill will put an immediate end to the horrific treatment of Australian cattle in overseas abattoirs.

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Take Note Speech - Live Exports

14 Jun 2011

 Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (15:29):  I too would like to take note of the minister's answers on this issue, and note that he did not actually answer one of my questions, which asked: what is the government going to do about Meat and Livestock Australia's role in this whole business?

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Live Animal Exports

14 Jun 2011

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:33):  My question is to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:33):  My question is to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Greens call for MLA to face Senate Inquiry

10 Jun 2011

The Australian Greens say Meat and Livestock Australia's role in the inhumane treatment of cattle in Indonesia should be scrutinised in a Senate Inquiry.

The Australian Greens say Meat and Livestock Australia's role in the inhumane treatment of cattle in Indonesia should be scrutinised in a Senate Inquiry.

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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.

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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.

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