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Politicians who speak up for animals play an important role in highlighting institutionalised cruelty. Voiceless is pleased to share with you a collection of parliamentary speeches that address issues of animal protection.

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Parliamentarians can place the suffering of animals on the public record where they garner media attention and facilitate community debate. Those who do so acknowledge the legitimacy of public concern about animals, paving the way for meaningful law reform.

Browse the following sections to read parliamentary speeches on each topic.

Please note that we are currently preparing a major update that will add hundreds of speeches and better navigation to this section, so please check back soon!

Politician Post date Subject Jurisdiction House
The Hon. Ms Melissa Parke MP 6 Jun 2014 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
The Hon. Fiona Nash 6 Jun 2013 Factory farming NSW Senate Read speech
Mr Shane Rattenbury 6 Jun 2013 Kangaroos ACT Legislative Assembly Read speech
The Hon. Edham Husic 4 Jun 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
Various 3 Jun 2013 Independant Office of Animal Welfare Cth House of Representatives Read speech
The Greens 27 May 2013 Independant Office of Animal Welfare Cth House of Representatives Read speech
Mr Andrew Wilkie 27 May 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
The Hon. Stephen Jones 27 May 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
The Hon. Robert Brown 23 May 2013 Live export NSW Legislative Council Read speech
The Hon. Scot MacDonald MLC 23 May 2013 Live export NSW Legislative Council Read speech
Mrs Rosemary Menkins 23 May 2013 Live export QLD Legislative Assembly Read speech
The Hon. Tony Abbott 10 May 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
The Hon. Kaye Darveniza 7 May 2013 Live export VIC Legislative Council Read speech
The Hon. Rob Oakeshott 7 May 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
Andrew Wilkie 6 May 2013 Live export Cth House of Representatives Read speech
Senator Lee Rhiannon 4 May 2013 Live export Cth Senate Read speech
Mr. David Shoebridge 28 Mar 2013 Kangaroos NSW Legislative Council Read speech
Senator Lee Rhiannon 21 Mar 2013 Independant Office of Animal Welfare Cth Senate Read speech
The Greens 20 Mar 2013 Animal welfare legislation NSW Read speech
Mr. Greg Barber 20 Feb 2013 Kangaroos VIC Legislative Council Read speech
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