PANEL TAKES ITS AG GAG FIGHT TO SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING
Panel founder and representative Graeme McEwen appeared on Friday 15 May 2015 in Canberra at a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs convened to consider Senator Chris Back’s private member’s Bill to introduce an ag gag law in Australia.
Here is the Senate video recording. The session commences at 2h.37m.28s: http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=261736&operation_mode=parlview
Graeme appeared with Emmanuel Giuffre of Voiceless and Dr Rosemary Elliott of Sentient, the Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics.
Graeme’s brief opening at 2h.45m.10s, deals with further technical deficiencies in the Bill, such as that the Bill provides for a person’s belief to be answerable in the criminal law and that the conduct giving rise to the threshold offence is not defined with any certainty. Spirited exchanges followed up to 2h.57m.43; and again from 3h.16m.46s to 3h.25m.20s. Graeme made a brief closing statement at 3h.39m.07s.