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.


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 →

Government inquiry acknowledges vegan viewpoint


A report recently released by a government inquiry into agriculture acknowledges that "there are some Australians who do not consider it appropriate to use animals for commercial purposes." The submission... Read more →

Free range is not the answer


Recently a large Australian agribusiness applied to create a "Free Range" trademark for beef cattle. In a submission opposing the trademark, Vegan Australia highlighted some of the many detrimental impacts... Read more →

A way forward for chronic disease


Vegan Australia recently made a submission to the Australian Department of Health as part of its public consultation on how to prevent and manage chronic conditions. The submission, written by... Read more →

End all fishing, inquiry told


Vegan Australia has made a submission to the Productivity Commission's initial public inquiry into the regulation of the Australian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors. The submission calls for a 10... Read more →

Submission: Phase out animal farming in 10 years


Vegan Australia has made a submission to the Productivity Commission's initial public inquiry into regulations that affect the productivity of agriculture. The submission focuses on a number of topics raised... Read more →