NSW local government elections were held in 46 local government areas in NSW on September 9. Elections were held for 20 existing councils and 26 forcibly amalgamated new councils with new boundaries. The councils that were not slated for amalgamation — City of Sydney, Sutherland — had their elections in 2016.
The following policies were adopted by the 12th National Conference of Socialist Alliance, held in Geelong, Victoria, from January 20-22, 2017.
Amendments to the proposed policy on Animal Welfare.
This is a revised draft of the policy based on some feedback, and also adds in a point omitted from the original draft.
Newcastle Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy had a pretty steady year of actions.
Society has a duty of care to minimise the physical and psychological suffering of animals and that means ensuring the welfare of animals and protection for animals at risk.