Get Active for Animals

Our campaigns are regularly being updated as issues come to hand so please check back often. Here’s a few tips to get you started:

Think

In order to be a better advocate for animals it is important to be informed and think about the issues. We encourage people to do their own research and not rely on the opinions of others. Take a step back and ask yourself who is giving you the information and whether they have a vested interest in what you do. ‘Don’t believe a word I say’, ask does what you are being told make sense. Think about the issue and how it aligns with your own sense of justice.

Act

Tell them you care. Write, email or phone decision makers about issues that are important to you. Remember always keep your correspondence polite; avoid rude, abusive or derogatory comments regardless of how angry you are. To do otherwise will diminish both your credibility and impact. No one ever changed their point of view because someone was rude to them or belittled them. If the matter is of a political nature make sure you first determine whether it is of a federal (the entire country), state or local council issue. To find your Federal Member please see below.

Do

Everything we do and don’t do tells the world so much about the sorts of people we are. Remember Ghandi said ‘you must be the change you want to see in the world’. Make sure your actions reflect your ethics, sense of justice and kindness.
Choose wisely, act compassionately and watch the seeds of your kindness grow.

Current campaigns and issues:

Valentine’s Day
Hatching a Good Idea
Live Export
Factory Farming

Federal Agricultural Minister

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Minister for Agriculture
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7520

Victoria

Hon. Peter Walsh MP
Minister for Agriculture and Food Security
Level 20, 1 Spring St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9938 5951
Fax: (03) 9658 4191
peter.walsh@parliament.vic.gov.au

New South Wales

Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, MP
Minister for Primary Industries
Parliament House
Macquarie Street, Sydney. NSW. 2000
Phone: (02) 9228 5210
Fax: (02) 9228 5969
office@hodgkinson.minister.nsw.gov.au

South Australia

The Hon Gail Gago
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
GPO Box 1671, ADELAIDE 5001
Phone: (08) 8303 2926
Fax: (08) 8303 2533
Email: minister.gago@sa.gov.au

Queensland

The Hon John McVeigh MP
Minister for Agriculture
Parliament House
Brisbane Qld 4000
Phone: (07) 4639 1199
Fax: (07) 4639 1045
daff@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Western Australia

The Hon Ken Baston MLC
Minister for Agriculture and Food
Unit 8, 20 Hamersley Street
BROOME WA 6725
Phone: (08) 9193 7044
Fax: (08) 9193 7055
Email: ken.baston@mp.wa.gov.au

Northern Territory

The Hon Willem Rudolf Westra van Holthe MLA
Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries
Parliament House Darwin
PO Box 3146
Darwin. NT. 0801
Phone: (08) 8928 6540
Fax: (08) 8928 6644
Minister.Westravanholthe@nt.gov.au

Tasmania

The Hon Bryan Green
Minister for Primary Industries
Parliament House
Hobart Tasmania 7000
Phone: (03) 6233 6454
Fax: (03) 6233 2272
bryan.green@dpac.tas.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory

The Hon Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister, ACT Legislative Assembly
GPO Box 1020
Canberra, ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6205 0011
Fax: (02) 6205 0157
barr@act.gov.au