Who’s standing up for animals this election?

This Federal election will determine the future of Australia's cruel live sheep export trade. Read on to see where the parties stand...

shadow

LAST UPDATED: 15 May 2019

Australians won't only be choosing a government this election, they'll be helping to decide the future of one of Australia's cruellest industries. The 2019 Federal election will be defining for millions of sheep destined to suffer on live export ships, and in countries a world away from home.

That's because 50 years after this trade began, major Australian political parties have made the fate of these animals an election issue.

See where the major parties stand...


Do they support an end to live sheep export? sheep-voting-table.jpg
Animal Justice Party YES
The Australian Greens YES
Australian Labor Party YES
Australian Workers Party YES
Centre Alliance YES
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party YES
Great Australian Party YES
Health Australia Party YES
Liberal Party of Australia NO
The Nationals NO
Pauline Hanson's One Nation NO
Socialist Alliance YES
Sustainable Australia YES

A growing number of Independents also support an end to the trade, including:

  • Andrew Wilkie MP - member for Denison (soon to be Clark) in Tasmania;
  • Dr Kerryn Phelps MP - member for Wentworth in New South Wales;
  • Julia Banks MP - former member for Chisholm, now running for Flinders in Victoria;
  • Brett O'Donnell - running for the South Australian Senate;
  • Zali Steggall - running for Warringah in New South Wales; and,
  • Oliver Yates - running for Kooyong in Victoria.

*The above list is not exhaustive. If you're not on it and would like to be,
or if you know of another party with a policy on live export,
contact us at

download-this-guide.gif

This election not only presents an historic opportunity to secure an end to the live sheep export trade but to show all politicians that animal welfare is a voting issue.

Want to do more for animals?

shadow

Authorised by Glenys Oogjes, Animals Australia,
37 O'Connell Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

shadow

Love animals? Subscribe and help end animal abuse:
I've read and accept the privacy policy
Like Animals Australia On Facebook
UP NEXT...
Despite the nightly news doing its best to depress, from Australia to Brazil, China to Norway, there is one trait that unites humankind all over the world — kindness. Read on to discover some of the best animal... Be inspired » »

Our appetite for beef, dairy and fish is wiping out wild animals, and even threatening our own survival. Discover why » »

Love a documentary that opens your eyes and expands your mind? These are definitely for you ... Expand your mind » »

We all know that eating vegan is better for your health, animals and the planet. But sometimes you just want a big bowl of the hearty, familiar foods you know and love. These recipes are for you. Dig in » »

The sun on their faces. The grass under their feet. A spring in their step. All animals deserve freedom. Watch the heartwarming video now. Watch the heart-warming video » »

Lyn White, Campaign Director at Animals Australia, spoke to audiences across the country — and asked one simple question: 'Does history have to repeat itself or is it possible to have a kinder, more peace... Watch now » »

What began as a basic love for animals led Ian to find a passion for rescuing roos and other beloved Aussie natives. Read more » »

For the first time, an Australian organisation has been selected as a “standout charity” by U.S.-based Animal Charity Evaluators! Animals Australia has been awarded this evaluation in recognition of our efforts... Read more » »

What contributes more to climate change than all the world’s planes, trains and automobiles combined? Hint: it’s not coal and it’s not good for humanity! Read more » »


www.animalsaustralia.org