Horse racing: the year that was

8 November 2019

Since the early days of becoming an animal activist, as I moved into politics and now as a Victorian Member of Parliament for the Animal Justice Party, I have been a fierce advocate for racehorses and of highlighting the cruelty and greed of the racing industry. This year we’ve shone a public spotlight on this cruelty and greed like never before. Listen as I take you through the year that was for horse racing and everything I’m doing in Parliament to bring this cruelty to an end.

Meeting my team: Dr Tamasin Ramsay Research and Policy Adviser

14 January 2020

What a year it’s been, and I couldn’t have done it without my incredible team. Over the next few months I’ll be taking you behind the scenes and chatting with members of my team to give you a glimpse into the work that goes on in the lead up to introducing or amending a bill or motion. In this podcast I chat with Dr Tamasin Ramsay my Research and Policy Adviser. Tam who I often say “has a brain the size of a planet” does an incredible job in not only researching and providing advice on bills and motions relating to my key campaigns, but also in identifying opportunities to amend proposed government legislation so there is a recognition of how that legislation will impact non-human animals and changes are made so that the legislation reduces animal cruelty and results in positive changes to their lives. Tam is playing a critical role in ensuring Victorian law evolves to ensure non-human animals are viewed as sentient subjects, rather than objects.

Meeting my team: Georgie Purcell Chief of Staff

30 January 2020

This Meet the Team Podcast Series is all about meeting the incredible people in my team and the role they play in helping me achieve positive change for animals. Today I’m chatting with who I see as really the driver of engine behind what I do and who I always say is the master of multi-tasking my Chief of Staff Georgie Purcell.

Meeting my team: Bruce Poon Political Adviser

19 February 2020

The person I speak with in this episode of Meet My Team represents a departure from Tamasin and Georgie who I spoke with in the first two episodes. All my team approach their roles from an emotive and practical perspective. You can’t not bring emotion into the role when we’re spending each day trying to make the world a better place for animals. However, Bruce Poon my Political Adviser who I’m chatting with today has to try at all times to have a very practical approach to things because that’s the realm that he works in, and he fulfils that in a number of ways.