Animal Justice Party Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:07:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AJP Annual General Meeting Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:37:15 +0000 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 … Continue reading ]]> 0 A Great Summer Read Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:22:56 +0000 Gypsy Wulf’s book Turning Points in Compassion is now available at bookstores. The book is a compilation of interviews and contributions from passionate animal people from around the world including a number of AJP members. Visit the website

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Great Result for the AJP in the Victorian Election Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:44:54 +0000 While its still too early to conclude final results, its clear from what we know now that the Animal Justice Party has done remarkably well in its very first Victorian election.

Our vote in the upper house has more than doubled in the 15 months since the Federal Senate election in Victoria giving us either eighth or ninth ranking in vote numbers. Given the closeness in votes to other small parties there is a real prospect, given our trend, of jumping to fifth by the time of the … Continue reading ]]> 0 Preference Arrangements when you Vote 1 AJP in the Victorian State Election Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:02:58 +0000 All political parties have now lodged their Group Voting Tickets (preferences) for the upcoming Victorian state election.   The Animal Justice Party is running in all eight upper house regions, along with nine lower house seats, so both upper and lower house preferences are relevant.

If you vote ‘above the line’ with a ‘1’ in the AJP box for the upper house, your vote will follow our Group Voting Ticket. If you wish to, you can vote below the line, and put as few as 5 numbers (1 to … Continue reading ]]> 0 AJP stands 25 candidates for the November 29 Victorian election Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:18:06 +0000 At its first attempt, the AJP is standing 25 endorsed candidates for the Victorian State Election being held on 29 November.  Details about each candidate can be seen in the Candidates section of the website. For the Upper House there will be 16 AJP candidates standing with another nine candidates standing in a range of Lower House seats in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

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Special AJP Meeting in Penrith Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:36:46 +0000 Come and find out more about the AJP and its plans for the NSW election in March at our meeting at 2 pm Sat 29/11 in the theatrette of Penrith Library

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AJP attends International forum of Animal Politics Parties Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:03:17 +0000 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.

The meeting agreed that the parties would work together … Continue reading ]]> 0 NSW National Parks and Wildlife risks human safety in Bathurst Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:23:07 +0000 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 … Continue reading ]]> 0 Sean the world famous koala Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:44:41 +0000 Sean the koala has hit the headlines worldwide today after he was reported to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service last night.

The caller Callum noticed him looking disoriented beside a road in Langwarrin. Sean had no visible injuries but Callum could tell that something wasn’t right and suspected that he may have been struck by a car. Luckily Callum knew to call Wildlife Victoria.

Emergency Response Operator Robbie swiftly connected Callum with local volunteer Michelle.

On arrival, Michelle noticed … Continue reading ]]> 0 Bow and arrow attacks on wildlife are on the rise Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:24:40 +0000 Wildlife carers say there are an increasing number of bow and arrow attacks on native animals, prompting calls for the weapons to be prohibited.

But bow hunters say their sport is being tarnished by the actions of a few reckless amateurs. Wildlife rescue organisation WIRES says it is seeing an increase in the number of native animals being shot with arrows, with devastating consequences.

“The animal is lame, sometimes the animal has been shot in the head, or in the body, hasn’t been killed, there’s usually … Continue reading ]]> 2