Journalists from ABC’s Four Corners and News Corp’s The Weekend Australian won the 2015 Voiceless Media Prizes, awarded $5,000 each for outstanding journalism. The Voiceless Media Prizes celebrate outstanding journalism which makes a positive contribution towards animal protection.
Voiceless, the animal protection institute, awarded $104,300 to Australia’s leading journalists and not for profits in recognition of their work to further animal protection in Australia. Held at Byron Kennedy Hall in Moore Park, the Voiceless Awards honoured those individuals and groups who work to raise awareness about the treatment of animals.
Voiceless awarded $104,300 to Australia’s leading journalists and not for profits in recognition of their work to further animal protection in Australia in 2015. Here is a list of all the winners of both the Voiceless Media Prizes and the Voiceless Grants.
The Commonwealth Government is undertaking a consultation process on national free range egg labelling standards, and is calling for public comment. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals and organisations concerned about both animal and consumer protection matters to have their say on the meaning of free range.
Ag-gag legislation has raised its ugly head once again in South Australia with the reintroduction of the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015. After being successfully defeated in 2014, the SA Labor Government has introduced an amended Bill which limits the distribution of evidence of animal abuse to the public.