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Forget sheep, count kangaroos

By ALLISON HORE The Animal Justice party has launched a Summer Kangaroo Count project they hope will convince the NSW government to kill the kangaroo cull. The citizen science initiative was launched by NSW Legislative Council member, Mark Pearson, in response to concerns about the sustainability of kangaroo populations. Beginning in December, the Summer Kangaroo […]

Sydneysiders call for an end to “cruel” puppy farming

By ALLISON HORE Hundreds of protesters and their four legged friends gathered in Martin Place on Saturday in support of proposed legislation which would put an end to puppy farming in NSW. Puppy farming, also known as puppy factories or puppy mills, are places where puppies are bred en masse to be sold in pet […]

World Kangaroo Day calls for kangaroo cull moratorium

By ALLISON HORE To mark the first World Kangaroo day this Saturday, animal activists took to the streets in Sydney to call for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. Saturday’s Sydney protest was just one of many which were held across NSW. Mark Pearson, NSW legislative council member for the Animal justice Party, told City Hub […]

Alex Greenwich backs puppy farm prohibition

By ALLISON HORE State member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, has announced that he will be co-sponsoring a bill to ban puppy farming in NSW. The legislation, being proposed by Emma Hurst of the Animal Justice Party, would bring an end to the practice of puppy farming where large numbers of puppies are bred for profit […]

Pandemic Pets

By Rida Babar With pets being an unspoken part of the Australian identity, it is no surprise that a bill has been forward by the Animal Justice Party (AJP), which stated that bylaws in strata schemes which prohibit animals should be removed. While there are not a number of details released about the bill at […]

Why your preferences matter

BY MERRILL WITT Proportional representation in the NSW Legislative Council or Upper House ensures that seats are allocated to minor parties, and optional preferential voting all but guarantees its motley makeup. But is the election of candidates from minor parties a true reflection of the democratic will of the voters given that a few MPs […]

Legislative Council winners and losers

BY ALLISON HORE Finland has chosen a new prime minister, the Israeli prime minister has secured a re-election, Turkish municipal elections have made headlines around the world, a new date for Brexit has been set and a federal election date has been announced. All while voters in NSW awaited the final results of the Upper […]

Legislative Council power balance

By ALLISON HORE Last month’s state election handed another term to the Coalition but the results for the upper house of NSW, the Legislative Council, are still rolling in and the crossbench is growing. The NSW Legislative Council is elected by a proportional representation system which treats the whole state as one single electorate. This […]

Activists demand ban on greyhound exports

BY KENJI SATO Millie the greyhound was born in a breeding kennel in Campbelltown. She would have been sold into a life of racing, but she lost one of her paws when she was a six week old puppy. It would turn out to be a blessing in disguise. She was adopted by Nora Anderson-Dieppe, […]