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Animal welfare : Greens priority

The Greens are the only parliamentary party that has specific policies on animal welfare. Animals cannot speak for themselves so we are speaking up for them by working to end live animal exports, cosmetics testing on animals, cruelty in the racing industry, factory farming, and the destruction of habitat for our native species.

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Estimates: Economics Legislation Committee (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)

Economics Legislation Committee

26/02/2014

TREASURY PORTFOLIO - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Senator RHIANNON: There is growing interest in news that some food producers have been investigated and prosecuted for claims their products come from free-range animals. How many complaints, using free-range claims, have been lodged with the ACCC?

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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Department of Agriculture)

Senator RHIANNON: Dr Grimes, these questions were submitted on notice in November last year, but I have not received an answer so I will ask them again. With regard to the funding of projects that promote kangaroo meat to consumers, what responsibility does the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have to ensure its funded projects do not present a health risk to consumers?

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