Tag: Sam Worrad

Government removed whistleblower following export industry concerns

The Federal Government removed a whistleblower vet from her duties following the presentation of evidence of cruelty on Australian live export ships. The ABC’s 7.30 obtained evidence which they claim demonstrates that Lynn Simpson was dumped by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources after she made a highly critical […]

RSPCA’s fears government ‘hands-off’ approach to live exports

Animal welfare groups are calling on the federal government to resist efforts to “water down” regulation of the live export industry. In a submission to the LGAP (Livestock Global Assurance Program) Committee, RSPCA Australia said new proposals from industry would lead to self-regulation and less government oversight of an industry […]

Fighting decline with tracker turtles

A number of small turtles have been released in western Sydney as part of a program seeking to make amends for a decline in native freshwater species. Around 20 juvenile eastern long-necked turtles with tiny trackers glued to their shells were released into lagoons at the Western Sydney University Hawkesbury […]