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.

Tax Office urged to allow tax deductible donations for all animal charities

A government inquiry into increasing donations to charities has been urged to allow tax deductible donations (DGR) for all charities advocating for animals. In a submission to the Productivity Commission's... Read more →

NSW Health Nutrition Standards urged to be more vegan focussed

A review by NSW Health into the NSW Nutrition Standards has been recommended to be more inclusive of vegans. The Nutrition Standards are used to provide appropriate food to patients... Read more →

Food security inquiry told to shift away from animal agriculture

A government inquiry into food security in Australia has been told to transition the agricultural system away from animal production to other uses of the land. In a submission to... Read more →

Government warned about biosecurity risks of animal agriculture

Vegan Australia has warned the Australian Government of the biosecurity risks of animal agriculture. The Department of Agriculture recently invited comment on Australia's biosecurity system. While the consultation was mainly... Read more →

Vegan input into NSW food security inquiry

Note: submissions have now closed. Thank you to the over 450 supporters who signed the petition and made their own submissions. A NSW parliament inquiry is looking into food security,... Read more →

Vegans stand up to the meat industry at hearing

Vegan Australia was proud to join seven other vegan and animal rights groups invited to present at a Senate hearing into labelling of plant based alternative products. The other groups... Read more →

Animal welfare inquiry told: phase out animal farming

Image credit: We Animals The NSW animal welfare laws are currently under review and the NSW Government says that "protecting the welfare of animals is a priority" for the Government.... Read more →

Animal industry threatened by growth of plant-based products

Threatened by the growth of plant-based alternative meat products, the animal agriculture industry has forced yet another inquiry into vegan food labelling. In its submission to the senate inquiry, Vegan... Read more →

Vegan input given to Preventive Health Strategy inquiry

Vegan Australia recently made a submission to the Australian Department of Health on its Draft National Preventive Health Strategy. The submission (below) was made in response to this consultation survey.... Read more →

Dietary Guidelines review: have your say!

The Australian Dietary Guidelines, the standard that is used to guide the nation to healthy eating, is up for review and they want to know what you think should be... Read more →