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Please let your elected members of parliament know what you think of battery cages!

Matters relating to laying hens and other farmed animals are covered by State and Territory legislation.  However, to be workable, a ban on the battery cage would need to be implemented by all State and Territory governments, not just one – this was demonstrated recently when the ACT put in place legislation to ban the battery cage but it was unable to be put into effect because of national competition legislation.

You’ll find the contact details of the Federal Minister for Agriculture as well as each of the relevant Ministerial contacts in each State and Territory below.  Please write to them and to your own State and Federal members of parliament, saying you find the practice of keeping hens in cages abhorrent and want it stopped.  Ask the Ministers to use the next meeting of the Primary Industries Ministerial Council to work toward a national phase-out.

Note: The names of ministers were current as at February 2007 and may change because of elections or ministerial reshuffles.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
The Hon Peter McGauran MP
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6277 7520
Fax: (02) 6273 4120
Email: Peter.McGauran.MP@aph.gov.au
http://www.maff.gov.au/

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The Hon Jon Stanhope MLA
Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change
GPO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6205 0104
Fax: (02) 6205 0433
Email: stanhope@act.gov.au  

NEW SOUTH WALES
The Hon Ian Macdonald MLC
Minister for Primary Industries
Ministerial Office: Level 30, Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9228 3344
Fax: (02) 9228 3452
Email: macdonald.office@macdonald.minister.nsw.gov.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY
The Hon Kon Vatskalis MLA
Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries
GPO Box 3146
Darwin NT 0801
Tel: 08 8901 4118
Fax: 08 8901 4119
Email: kon.vatskalis@nt.gov.au

QUEENSLAND
The Hon Tim Mulherin MP
Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries
Level 8, Primary Industries Building
80 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 46, Brisbane QLD 4001
Tel: (07) 323 93000
Fax: (07) 322 98541
Email: dpi@ministerial.qld.gov.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Hon Rory McEwen MP
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Street Address: Level 17
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Postal Address: GPO Box 668
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: 08 8226 0322
Fax: 08 8226 0316
Email: pirsa.ministers@state.sa.gov.au

TASMANIA
The Hon David Llewellyn MHA
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Parliament House, HOBART TAS 7000
Tel: (03) 6233 6454
Fax: (03)6233 2272
david.llewellyn@parliament.tas.gov.au

VICTORIA
The Hon Jo Helper MLA
Minister for Agriculture
Parliament House
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Email:  jo.helper@parliament.vic.gov.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Hon Kim Chance MLC
Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
11th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Tel: (08) 9213 6700
Fax: (08) 9213 6701
Email: kim-chance@dpc.wa.gov.au

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