‘Work with us to fix the labor crisis’, BCVA president tells Government

Labor shortages in the food and farming sector are putting the mental health of those working in it at risk, the president of the BCVA has warned. Elizabeth Berry has urged ministers to work with the industry to tackle what she termed an “immediate crisis”, which she fears could also jeopardize food security and animal … Read more

Dugong sees red: Pig the sea cow predicts Labor will win Australian election (sort of) | Australian election 2022

Pig came out of the deep, a slow-moving mass in search of an answer to the question arresting the mind of the nation: who will emerge from the federal election victorious? The dugong’s performance was precise and assured. A red and blue toy representing each major party were dropped into Pig’s enclosure, and after mere … Read more

Greens and animal welfare groups push for Labor to give timeline for live export ban | Live exports

The Greens and animal welfare groups have called on Labor to commit to a timeline for phasing out live sheep exports, after the opposition said it still intended to ban the trade. Labor told the Alliance for Animals that it will recommit to its policy of phasing out the live sheep export trade, which it … Read more