Submissions to inquiries

To help promote veganism as mainstream, Vegan Australia lobbies governments by making submissions to inquiries ranging from animal rights and welfare to the environment, education, health, nutrition and diet.  Below are some of the submissions we have made recently.


Wild dogs deserve respect


Dogs, just like those you may care for in your home, are routinely trapped, poisoned and hunted in NSW. These dogs are individual, sentient beings with likes, dislikes, wants, needs... Read more →

Inquiry told animal farming is major cause of climate change


To prevent the worst effects of catastrophic climate change, the government must address the fact that animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In its submission to... Read more →

Submission tells ACCC dairy inquiry to phase out dairy farming


An ACCC inquiry into the dairy industry has been told that the only fair way for the animals is for the industry to be phased out. In its response to... Read more →

'Free range' not worth the label it is written on


Vegan Australia has rejected the use of the term 'free range' on egg labels on the grounds that it is likely to mislead consumers. Presenting the choice of free range... Read more →

Senate dairy inquiry told to phase out dairy farming


The Senate inquiry into the dairy industry, instructed to find "a fair, long term solution to Australia's dairy crisis", has been told that the only fair way for the animals... Read more →

Animals deserve respect, even 'pests'


Animals we commonly classify as 'pests' are in fact individual, sentient beings with likes, dislikes, wants, needs and emotions. This principle forms the basis of Vegan Australia's submission to a... Read more →

Victorian inquiry told: end animal farming


According to the Victorian Minister for Agriculture, "animal welfare matters". If the welfare of animals really matters then the only way to stop the suffering of the over 100 million... Read more →

Education about vegan diet may improve indigenous health


Vegan Australia has called on the country's leading health body to prioritise research into advocating a whole food plant based diet to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The... Read more →

Inquiry hears case for phasing out animal agriculture


Below is the presentation made by Vegan Australia to the hearing of the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the regulation of agriculture (including animal welfare) on 19 August 2016. During the... Read more →

New Office of Animal Welfare: please end animal farming


A government advisory body has recommended that an independent animal welfare body for farmed animals be created. The Productivity Commission is holding a review of the recommendation and Vegan Australia... Read more →