Vegan news

The latest news from Vegan Australia plus vegan and animal rights news from around Australia and the world.

Have a happy low-waste Christmas - veganism and minimalism


The end of the year is often a time associated with high consumption. In this thoughtful article, guest writer Penny Hall looks at how we can use less without being... Read more →

Australia's first plant-based nutrition conference coming soon


The new Australian charity, Doctors For Nutrition has a mission to educate healthcare practitioners, institutions and the general public about the transformative role of food as medicine. In early 2019,... Read more →

A totally different perspective


Profile of a new vegan: A trip to the local library changed Leo Ryan's live forever. Here is his vegan story. About ten years ago, by chance, I happened to... Read more →

Save A Sanctuary Drought Appeal is closed


The Save A Sanctuary Drought Appeal 2018 is now closed. The appeal provided support for farmed animal sanctuaries affected by drought in Australia. We received an incredible $30,650 in donations... Read more →

Agriculture minister embarrasses himself over meat tax


In a surprising media release this week, the Australian Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, claimed that "red meat is essential to a healthy diet." His views contradict major nutrition organisations,... Read more →

Ban live export / end all animal farming


Live animal export is horrific and must end. However, animals exported overseas make up less than 1% of all animals bred, raised and killed in Australia for food. We must... Read more →

New Australian health organisation to promote plant based diet


Doctors For Nutrition is a new Australian not-for-profit organisation led by medical and dietetic professionals dedicated to putting evidence-based nutrition at the heart of healthcare. Their mission is to 'bring... Read more →

Top 6 free vegan films


Vegan Australia has put together this list of the top six vegan films you can watch online for free. These feature-length documentaries cover animal rights, health, the environment and many... Read more →

Veganics: the future of agriculture


In this guest article, Penny Hall looks at veganics, a system of organic farming that avoids the use or exploitation of animals as much as possible. Being vegan is, for... Read more →

The bone building power of prunes


Vegan Australia loves all things plant, including prunes! And we are not the only ones, with Australians eating their way through over 6,000 tonnes of prunes a year. Did you... Read more →