Members meeting to discuss policy and party registration

A meeting of members and intending AJP members to discuss Party registration and policy development for animals in the ACT. Click here to download the PDF flyer for the AJP member meeting

When? 31st of May from 11am to 12:30pm

Where? Woden Seniors Club, 12 Corinna Street, Phillip

Hear from:

  • The Hon Mark Pearson MLC, AJP representative in the NSW Upper House
  • Professor Steve Garlick, Party President.

Find out about:

  • International growth in animal political parties
  • Recent AJP growth & electoral success
  • Requirements for Party registration in the ACT & the 2016 ACT elections

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Australian Awareness Greyhound Walk

Australian Awareness Greyhound Walk June 21st 2015

The Animal Justice Party and the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds are jointly coordinating greyhound awareness walks. The walk is being held in various locations around the country – on the same day (see below). This year the walk is scheduled for Sunday 21st June and will be held around 10am.

This is a nationwide walk held to promote the greyhound as a companion dog, not a racing animal. The Australian Awareness Walk is anti-greyhound racing. We want the industry shut down.

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[STOP PRESS] ABC Q&A TONIGHT 9.30pm: AJP Member, Helen Walton, may have the opportunity to question about farm animals, stating she is a member of AJP

Dear Supporter / Member,

The Animal Justice Party is rapidly going from strength to strength. From almost 100,000 votes in the last Federal election to more than tripling that percentage in the recent Victorian election, very often being the leading minor Party. We will, with your support, elect people into the parliaments of Australia.

NSW is a very real opportunity where a candidate could be elected at this Saturday’s election so we really need your support.

Please be as generous with your time as you can and help to herald the much needed voice of animals into the, often indifferent to the plight of animals, halls of parliament.

We are standing Mark Pearson, lead candidate, with Lynda Stoner for the Upper House [Legislative Council]; Michael Walsh for Newtown; Michelle Nielssen for Balmain; Cherie Imlah in the Lismore electorate; Susan Strain for Lake MacQuarie and Josh Agland for Swansea.

Please commit to even just an hour handing out ‘HOW TO VOTE’ cards at the pre-poll and polling booths from now until 6pm Saturday.

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2PM – 5PM 

Venue: Beautiful Olde Church (now a home), in Turramurra, featuring CELTIC HARP and ancient Roman stones from ‘Hadrian’s Wall’, Scotland, of around AD 128

Event includes sublime entertainment, delicious vegan food, drinks and auction

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Next week at PARAMOUNT HOUSE, 80 Commonwealth St., Surry Hills

Tuesday Feb 3rd at 6pm, and Wednesday Feb 4th at 8.30 pm

Four young people take an investigative road trip around Australia after stumbling upon online activist videos of suffering farm animals. Unafraid to ask questions, they speak to all sides, from politicians to activists, farmers, Indigenous Australians, philosophers, scientists and immigrant-workers. Their views on the subject change with each new encounter, with the team realising that the animal condition spreads far beyond the farm gate.

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AJP attends International forum of Animal Politics Parties

Animal Justice Party president Professor Steve Garlick and party secretary Mark Pearson recently attended an international forum of animal political parties from ten nations in Belgrade. The countries with animal parties attending the meeting were Netherlands, UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Sweden, Cyprus, Germany, Australia and Turkey. Two of the countries, Germany and Netherlands, have representatives in the European Parliament and the Dutch Party for the Animals has several representatives in their national parliament. Continue reading

NSW National Parks and Wildlife risks human safety in Bathurst

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) calls on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and its minister to have responsible regard for human safety in its at times cavalier approach to having kangaroos killed in peri-urban and semi-rural areas.

This follows the Dubbo office of NPWS giving commercial kangaroo killing licences for very small acreages in the White Rocks Road area of Bathurst despite opposing advice from the local Bathurst office of NPWS and local science. The firearms ballistics questions inherent in such irresponsible action should be a matter of real safety concern for local police.

The known inaccuracy of shooters in the commercial kangaroo killing industry, ballistics science, and the immediate proximity of families on small acreages make for a disasterous mix of circumstance should such irresponsible action be allowed to take place.

In addition to questions of human safety there are real questions of extreme wildlife brutality when it is known that infant kangaroo joeys are ripped from their dead mother’s pouches and bashed or decapitated by commercial kangaroo killers. The at-heel dependent joeys once their mothers are killed are left to fend for themselves to be preyed upon or die from hypothermia and renal failure.

Fair-minded Bathurst residents would not want this kind of foolhardy action and extreme brutality taking place in their backyards and on their conscious and nor would they want their families and pets put at risk.

AJP President Professor Steve Garlick said “This is just another example of the total disregard for Australia’s iconic wildlife by the NSW Coalition Government. The Animal Justice Party will be standing candidates in the March 2015 NSW election and will highlight the policies and practices of the government in causing harm to Australia’s wildlife.”

The AJP’s policies on wildlife, including kangaroos, can be found at

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Media Enquiries:
Professor Steve Garlick
Mob: 0428880564