Election References

The following are listed reference points. You can research by going to the Hansard Transcripts and searching the appropriate ‘House’ on the date specified below.

LC = Legislative Council (Upper House) LA = Legislative Assembly (Lower House) 

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Increase Shelter & Rescue Services

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Support 28/20/20 LC

Coalition Support 6/8/21 LC, Support 28/10/20 LC

Labor Party Support 8/6/21 LC, Support 28/10/20 LC,

Transport Matters Party Support 28/10/20 LC

Independent C Cumming Support 28/10/20 LC

Sustainable Australia Party Support 28/10/20 LC

Liberal Democrat Party Opposed 28/10/20 LC

Reason Party Support 28/10/20 LC

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Support 28/10/20 LC, Support 02/6/20 LC, Support 6/2/20 LC,

Greens Party Support 28/10/20 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 1/9/22, Support 23/6/21 LC, Support 29/4/21, Support 17/4/21 LC, Support 16/4/21 LC, Support 19/2/21 LC, Support 28/10/20 LC

Return Microchipped pets home faster

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Support 24/2/22 LC

Coalition Oppose 4/8/22 LC,

Labor Party Support 4/8/22 LC, Support 24/2/22 LC, Support 14/8/19 LC,

Transport Matters Party Support 24/2/22 LC

Independent C Cumming Support 24/2/22 LC Support 14/8/19 LC

Sustainable Australia Party Supported 4/8/22

Liberal Democrat Party Support 24/2/22 LC

Greens Party Support 4/9/22 LC

Animal Justice Party 4/8/22

Support for Working Animals

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Support 12/5/22 LC, Support 24/3/22 LC

Coalition Support 20/9/22 LA, Support 19/8/22 LC, Support 4/8/22 LC Support 2/8/22 LC, Support 22/3/22 LC, Support 24/2/22 LC, Support 15/9/21 LC Support 03/06/20 LC, Support 19/6/21 LC, Support 30/4/19 LC, Support 16/9/20 LC, Support 14/8/19 LC, Support 20/2/19 LC

Labor Party Support 20/9/22 LA Support 4/8/22 LA Support 23/6/22 LC, Support 24/2/22 LC, Support 15/9/21 LC, Support 15/9/21, Support 26/9/20 LC Support 24/6/21 LC

Transport Matters Party Support 15/9/21 LC

Independent C Cumming Support 15/9/21 LC

Liberal Democrat Party Support 15/9/21 LC

Reason Party Support 15/9/21 LC

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party support 7/6/22 LC, Support 15/9/21 LC, Support 9/6/21 LC, Support 18/2/21 LC

Greens Party Oppose 20/9/22 LA,

Animal Justice Party Oppose 23/6/22 LC  15/9/21 LC, Oppose 25/5/22 LC, Oppose 24/6/21 LC, Oppose 19/2/21 LC, Oppose 17/6/20 LC

Support for Pets under Domestic Violence & Guardianship orders

Coalition Support 3/3/21 LC, Support 28/5/19 LC

Labor Party Support 6/5/21 LC, Support 3/3/21 LC, Support 28/5/19 LA

Reason Party Support 3/3/21 LC

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Support 3/3/21 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 11/5/22 LC, support 3/3/21 LC, Support 13/10/20 LC

Veterinary Industry Support Measures

Coalition Support 2/8/22 LC, Support 03/05/22 LA, Support 16/9/21 LC, Support 24/5/22 LC

Labor Party Support 2/8/22 LC, Support 34/5/22 LC, Support 11/5/22 LA, Support 17/11/21 LC, Support 7/10/21 LC, Support 24/5/22 LC

Transport Matters Party Support 2/8/22 LC

Greens Party Supported with amendments 25/5/22 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 2/8/22 LC, Support 11/5/22 LC, Support 7/10/21 LC, Support 24/5/22 LC

Supports Professional Animal Carers

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Support 16/09/21 LC

Coalition Support 14/10/21 LC, Support 27/10/20 LC, Support 13/10/20 LA, Support 17/9/20 LA

Labor Party Support 16/9/20 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 16/09/21 LC

Supports Cat & Dog Containment

Coalition Oppose 20/9/22 LA & LC

Labor Party Support 2/8/22 LC

Reason Party Support 2/12/21 LC

Greens Party Oppose 20/9/22

Animal Justice Party Support 25/5/22

Supports Responsible Breeding

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Support 28/10/20 LC

Coalition Support 6/5/21 LC, Support 28/10/20 LC

Labor Party Oppose & support 14/8/19 LC

Greens Party Oppose 1/5/19 LC

Animal Justice Party Oppose 22/3/22 LC, Oppose 4/8/21 LC, Oppose26/11/19, Oppose 14/8/19 LC

Improving public access for pets

Coalition Support 12/10/21 LC

Labor Party Oppose 12/10/21 LC, Support 21/9/22 LA, Support, 23/6/22 LA, support 9/6/22 Support 6/4/22 LA, Support 14/8/19 LC,

Count all the Animals

Labor Party Support 31/8/22, Support 14/8/19 LC,

Independent C Cumming Support 14/8/19 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 25/5/22 LC, *Support 16/9/20

Tougher penalties for Animal Rights Extremists

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party Supported 22/3/22 LC

Coalition Support 20/9/22 LA Support 4/8/22 LC Support 2/8/22 LC, Support 23/4/22 LC, Support 22/3/22 LC, Support 17/11/21 LA, support 19/2/21 LC

Labor Party Support 20/9/22 LA Support 4/8/22 LA , Support 22/3/22 LC, Support 19/2/21 LC

Liberal Democrat Party Support 22/3/22 LC

Reason Party Oppose 23/3/22 LC

Greens Party Oppose 20/9/22 LA, Opposed 22/3/22 LC, Oppose 1/5/19 LC

Animal Justice Party Oppose 04/08/22, Oppose 5/4/22 LC, Oppose 22/3/22 LC Oppose 1/5/19 LC

Opposed Animal Rights/Animal Protection in law

Coalition Oppose 8/2/22 LC, Oppose 16/10/19 LA

Labor Party Policy (removed AW from Act)

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Support 17/6/22 LC

Greens Party Support 1/5/19 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 20/9/22 LC, Support 19/9/22 LC, Support 2/8/22 LC Support 9/6/22 LC Support 2/3/22 LC Support 1/5/19 LC, Support 5/4/22 LC, Support 6/2/19 LC

Increase Powers of Enforcement Officers without oversight

Coalition Oppose 10/5/22 LA

Labor Party Support 14/8/19 LC

Animal Justice Party Support 5/4/22 LC, Supported 15/9/21 LC

Party has published an Animal Welfare Policy

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party YES

Coalition NO

Labor Party NO

Transport Matters Party NO

Independent C Cumming NO

Sustainable Australia Party NO

Liberal Democrat Party NO

Reason Party NO

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Nothing for Companion animals

Greens Party Nothing for Companion Animals

Animal Justice Party NO – Animal Welfare is only mentioned as a problem, never included in solutions, although some welfare improvements are included under AR branding

Party has NO Animal Rights Policies (AR)

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party NO AR

Coalition NO AR

Labor Party NO AR

Transport Matters Party NO AR

Independent C Cumming NO AR       

Sustainable Australia Party NO AR

Liberal Democrat Party NO AR

Reason Party No written policy, but supported in parliament (see above)

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party ALL AR

Greens Party AR prioritised over AW, except for wildlife

Animal Justice Party ALL POLICIES ARE AR

Opposes the cap on animal ownership to a max of 5

Shooters, Fishers Farmers Party YES

Labor Party Introduced the policy without consultation

Animal Justice Party NO – sought assurances it wouldn’t be rolled-back.

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