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.


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 →

End government support for the greyhound racing industry!


Media release: End government support for the greyhound racing industry! Shut down the greyhound racing industry! Rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and other animals currently used by the industry! Vegan Australia... Read more →

Submission calls for an end to exhibiting animals


Media release: Vegan Australia has made a submission to the public consultation into the proposed welfare standards for "exhibited animals" (animals kept in zoos, aquariums, etc). Most of the other... Read more →

End animal use, says Vegan Australia submission on animal welfare


Media release: The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines are currently under review and public submissions have been requested. In its submissions to the review, Vegan Australia has called for... Read more →