Animal Welfare

Lee is the Australian Greens spokesperson on animal welfare.  The Greens are the only major party to have such a specific portfolio responsibility.  Before being elected to federal parliament Lee was a Greens MP in NSW Parliament for over a decade, where she also held the animal welfare portfolio. 

Lee is currently campaigning on a range of issues, from  banning live exports to protection of native species, more humane laws governing factory farming and empowering consumers to eat more ethically by ensuring proper labelling.  Lee is excited about the surge of interest from the community in animal welfare issues and believes that by working with the community we can help drive shifts in government policy to achieve animal rights.  She is a member of the Vegan Society NSW.

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Live Exports & International Standards

07 Jul 2011

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (12:12):  I move: That the Senate—

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Greens ‘fully committed’ to live export ban

06 Jul 2011

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

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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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