Who’s standing up for animals this election?

This Federal election will determine the future of Australia's cruel live sheep export trade. Read on to see where the parties stand...

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LAST UPDATED: 15 May 2019

Australians won't only be choosing a government this election, they'll be helping to decide the future of one of Australia's cruellest industries. The 2019 Federal election will be defining for millions of sheep destined to suffer on live export ships, and in countries a world away from home.

That's because 50 years after this trade began, major Australian political parties have made the fate of these animals an election issue.

See where the major parties stand...


Do they support an end to live sheep export? sheep-voting-table.jpg
Animal Justice Party YES
The Australian Greens YES
Australian Labor Party YES
Australian Workers Party YES
Centre Alliance YES
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party YES
Great Australian Party YES
Health Australia Party YES
Liberal Party of Australia NO
The Nationals NO
Pauline Hanson's One Nation NO
Socialist Alliance YES
Sustainable Australia YES

A growing number of Independents also support an end to the trade, including:

  • Andrew Wilkie MP - member for Denison (soon to be Clark) in Tasmania;
  • Dr Kerryn Phelps MP - member for Wentworth in New South Wales;
  • Julia Banks MP - former member for Chisholm, now running for Flinders in Victoria;
  • Brett O'Donnell - running for the South Australian Senate;
  • Zali Steggall - running for Warringah in New South Wales; and,
  • Oliver Yates - running for Kooyong in Victoria.

*The above list is not exhaustive. If you're not on it and would like to be,
or if you know of another party with a policy on live export,
contact us at

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This election not only presents an historic opportunity to secure an end to the live sheep export trade but to show all politicians that animal welfare is a voting issue.

Want to do more for animals?

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Authorised by Glenys Oogjes, Animals Australia,
37 O'Connell Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

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