Sharon Joseph

New animal welfare bill unveiled in parliament

The government’s “animal welfare action plan” – including a proposal to ban exports of live animals for slaughter and worrying new livestock legislation – was presented to parliament this week. The plans fall under the new Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill which had its first reading on Tuesday, June 8. …

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Judge slams government as it approves robotic debt settlement

About $ 11,000 of that came from Felicity De Somerville, a 33-year-old mother and nursing teacher from Frankston in south-east Melbourne. In 2017, she realized that Centrelink had withdrawn what was then six months’ salary from her account without warning when she tried to pay for her one-year-old daughter’s antibiotics. …

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