AJP Victoria News - May 2017

We are thrilled to report that Melbourne City Council will cease offering permits to horse-drawn carriage operators from June 30 this year. The AJP ran candidates at the recent Council elections in order to get this banned, and much work has been done by us in lobbying Councillors to support this move for some time. The AJP played a significant role in making this the most complained-about issue to the Melbourne City Council, ultimately leading to this welcome decision.A huge thank you to Melbourne Against Horse-Drawn Carriages  who spearheaded this campaign for the AJP over many years and has been instrumental in delivering this outcome. A huge thank you to all of you who attended rallies, wrote letters and made this an issue the Melbourne City Council could no longer ignore. Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - April 2017

 On Saturday at the annual Oakbank jumps carnival in South Australia Wheeler Fortune fell over the last hurdle in the first jumps race of the day, and limped with a broken leg in front of the crowds before being killed on track. He was only five years old, and the first victim of the 2017 jumps racing season. Our National President Bruce Poon travelled over to South Australia to protest alongside AJP South Australia, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and Animal Liberation SA. Jumps racing is only legal in Victoria and South Australia and last year a South Australian parliamentary committee recommended jumps racing continues despite warnings that horse deaths would continue.   Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - March 2017

In 2016 Animals Australia, the RSPCA and the Coalition Against Duck Shooting made history with the largest ever coordinated campaign for waterbirds.   Thanks to the determination of Animals Australia in taking the Victorian Government head on there were major wins for the endangered Australasian Bittern and rarest native duck, the Freckled Duck when several wetlands were closed.Although this unprecedented legal action saved thousands of waterbirds from being shot, injured and killed, the fight to save these beautiful defenseless waterbirds is far from over with the 2017 duck shooting season kicking off again  Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - January 2017

2017 is here and we're more determined than ever to end animal cruelty. With an election free year it provides us with a fantastic opportunity to grow the party, increase our supporters across Victoria and ensure we secure a seat in the 2018 Victorian state election. Securing a seat will ensure animals are represented in parliament, and laws and policies are implemented and enforced to achieve genuine justice for animals. With your support we know we can achieve this.   Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - November 2016

Senate inquiry into dairy – our responseIn October the Government announced a Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry with the aim of investigating the dramatic cuts to farm gate milk prices and contractual fairness. The inquiry’s terms of reference include establishing a fair and long-term solution to Australia’s dairy crisis with particular reference to milk security. Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - October 2016

  Victorian local election candidates announced! It’s local election time here in Victoria and for the first time the Animal Justice Party will be running. Running at the local level is a great opportunity to create a kinder world for animals in our local communities and for the first time will mean animal issues can be brought to the forefront. We’re excited to announce our three local election candidates!Bruce Poon for City of MelbourneBen Schultz for Canal Ward City of Port PhillipBethwyn Mell for La Trobe Ward City of Darebin  Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - August 2016

One election over, next election starts! As you now know, we didn't manage to get up in the Senate at the recent Federal election. Despite getting 160,000 votes nationally in the Senate and nearly 100,000 in the house in various seats, it was not enough.But there are other elections! While we have already begun working towards the 2018 state election in Victoria, there are also local elections coming up in October this year, and YOU could be the animals next representative in council! Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - July 2016

Federal Election is over, counting is nearly done In the Victorian lower house, we received more votes than any other minor party (so excluding the Coalition, Labor and The Greens). In Isaacs, Casey and Flinders we exceeded the 4% goal we set ourselves and will receive federal funding. We are also hopeful in the NSW seat of Hughes, where we are currently sitting on 3.99% (and need 6 more votes to hit 4%). In 12 seats across Australia we came 4th behind the major parties (LAB/LIB/GRN) and in 5 seats we appear to have affected the result (holding or changing the seat in line with our preferences).  Continue reading

AJP Victoria News - June

 Winning results for animals, one conversation at a time Up to 40% of voters in some seats are voting early, rather than waiting for July 2 to cast their vote. At this election, for the first time, we are making a really serious effort to get to all these early voters, by having volunteers stand at the pre-poll booths. Continue reading

AJP Announces Candidates

 The Animal Justice Party targets marginal seats.    Actress and pioneering animal rights activist Lynda Stoner is one of 53 candidates standing for the Animal Justice Party in the coming federal election. Ms Stoner will stand for the Senate in New South Wales. In addition to contesting the Senate the AJP will stand around 41 lower house candidates. Over sixty five per cent of AJP candidates are women. Continue reading