Animal welfare is of the upmost importance to the Tasmanian majority Liberal Government and claims from the Greens that we are not doing enough when it comes to animal welfare, are deliberately misleading.
When it comes to animal welfare we are investing more money than ever before into a range of measures including:
Earlier this year I jointly announced with the Premier that a portion of the 80 per cent of the revenue generated by the Point of Consumption tax would flow through to additional animal welfare measures.
The Leader of the Greens did not support this Bill when it came before Parliament last year, yet they are the loudest in signalling their virtue on animal welfare.
In the interests of consistency I look forward to seeing how the Greens will reconcile their failure to support the point of consumption tax, while at the same time arguing for the proceeds of the tax to go to animal welfare.