International Meeting of Animal Political Parties

international-political-party-leadersNational President Steve Garlick and our NSW upper house member for the AJP Mark Pearson in November attended the fourth International Meeting of Animal Political Parties held in Tirana, Albania. The meeting was organised by the Animal Politics Foundation of the Dutch Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren).

AJP National President Steve Garlick with Party Leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals Marianne Thieme

AJP National President Steve Garlick with Party Leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals Marianne Thieme

The meeting attracted 13 animal political parties from around the world and covered a range of topics that will benefit the AJP. Steve and Mark presented cases on the live trade in animals and the trade in kangaroo products. The meeting agreed there would be international collaboration among members to stamp out trade in both industries.
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AGM set for February

The AJP’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday 20 February 2016. The meeting will begin at 1.00pm and will be held at our new Sydney office. The new AJP office is located at Suit F, Lower Ground Floor, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. Its just a little way along from Town Hall Railway Station so its easily accessed by train.
In early January we will be seeking nominations for nine voluntary Committee of Management positions for the National AJP Committee for 2016. Next year will be exceedingly busy with a number of elections coming up. So if you are a voting member and have the time and have good strategic, communication, negotiation, critical thinking, and team work skills you may want to put your name forward.

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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AJP to Start Youth Group

Following the success of the youth group in the Dutch Party for the Animals, the Animal Justice Party at its recent Annual General Meeting agreed to give impetus to encouraging young folk to become members. The eventual goal is to establish a young person’s wing of the Party. Party president Professor Steve Garlick said it was vital that the fresh ideas and tech savvy knowledge of young people was important in ridding the parliamentary system in this country and its supporting political bodies of their disregard for the wellbeing of all animals.

To progress this initiative, a meeting is being held at the University of Sydney on 17 March at 4.00pm in Carslaw 352.  Meetings at other universities will follow soon. Inquiries can be directed to Hazel Stephens at:


AJP Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Animal Justice Party will be held in Sydney on Sunday 15 February 2015.  The meeting will be held at the Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay in Sydney.  The meeting will open at 11.00am with a formal start at 11.30am and is restricted to current financial members of the Party.

The meeting will hear reports from the current national management committee concerning the Party’s progress and achievements in 2014, its goals for 2015 and will confirm the election of officers to the AJP Committee of Management.  Current financial Voting Members are eligible to nominate for any of the nine available Committee of Management positions.