Category: News

Investigation follows apparent GDV political endorsement

Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) is conducting an internal investigation after its chief executive officer appeared to endorse Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s re-election tilt.  In mid-April GDV’s Karen Hayes appeared in a social media video posted on Frydenberg’s Facebook page, and featured in letterbox leaflets delivered in the seat of Kooyong. 

Japanese encephalitis detection, deaths increase

Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been detected in piggeries across several states, with two human deaths now reported.   In early March Mark Schipp said JEV has been diagnosed at one piggery in Victoria’s north, one piggery and Queensland and six piggeries in NSW, […]

Rehoming animals amendment praised

RSPCA NSW has commended the passing of the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 as an important step towards safeguarding impounded animals in the state.  The amendment outlines measures councils must take towards rehoming a seized or surrendered animal, including working with rehoming organisations to provide impounded animals the […]