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HSI Policy Papers

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KTP Nomination 2017 EPBC Act - Impacts from Shark Control Programs 957 KB download
Nomination to list the Coral Sea as National Heritage 512 KB download
HSI Threatened Species Program 2017 6240 KB download
HSI Submission on draft Free Range Egg Information Standard (December 2016) 447 KB download
2016 Federal Election Report Card 268 KB download
HSI Submission on Companion Animal Breeding Practices in NSW 123 KB download
HSI Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations 202 KB download
HSI Submission opposing the Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 March 2015 201 KB download
Federal Election 2013. Read responses from the major political parties to HSI's questionnaire on environmental policy matters. 73 KB download
HSI Submission on the revised Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Establishments, August 2013 129 KB download
HSI Submission on the proposed Industry Code for growing Free Range Eggs in South Australia, July 2013 224 KB download
HSI Submission to Animal Health Australia on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle and Sheep, May 2013 180 KB download
HSI Submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council on the revised draft guidelines, titled A Guide to the Use of Australian Native Mammals in Biomedical Research, May 2012 194 KB download
HSI Submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council's proposed revisions to the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, December 2011 127 KB download
HSI Submission on the Clean Energy Legislative Package August 2011 281 KB download
HSI sumbission to the Australian Government's Issues Paper to inform development of a National Food Plan - Submission includes key policy recommendations for a 'Ministry of Food' which can represent consumer demands, market behaviours, and regulate policy; and the proposal for anAustralian Animal Welfare Council to provide accurate independent advice on animal welfare matters that are in the National interest. 213 KB download
HSI submission to the Senate inquiry on Animal Welfare Standards in Australia's Live Export Markets - Submission on repealing the ban on export of Australian cattle to Indonesia; reiterating our support for the ban and to Australia working towards an end date for all live animal exports; and calling for a complete review of Australia's animal welfare policies and the establishment of an Australian Animal Welfare Council. 206 KB download
HSI submission to the Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia Issues Paper HSI policy directions and recommendations for the ecologically sustainable development of Australia's population. 197 KB download
HSI Submission for Bobby Calf Time Off Feed Standard Submission to Animal Health Australia on the proposed Bobby calf TOF standard amendment to the Australian Animal Welfare Standard and Guidelines - Land Transport of Livestock. 171 KB download
A Compendium of Conservation and Management Measures to address the impacts of species by-catch in tuna RFMOs: best practice conservation and management measures for sharks, seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals in tuna fisheries, June 2011 411 KB download
Protecting critical marine habitats: the key to conserving our threatened marine species this report, targeted at both Federal and State Governments sets out ten recommendations to better protect the critical habitats of threatened marine species. 2525 KB download
HSI's Shark Conservation Policy: HSI's recommendations to the Australian Government for stronger shark protection in Australia. September 2010 . 213 KB download
HSI proposal for laws to protect Australia's green carbon HSI proposal for transitional legislation on climate change and forest protection presented to Government and opposition parties July 2010. 208 KB download
HSI Submission to the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council Review of Food Labeling Law and Policy Issues Consultation Paper HSI's submission recommends the development of a set of nationally standardised, legally enforceable, definitions and labeling system for method of production of meat products. May 2010. 1177 KB download
HSI Submission to the Food Standards Amendment Bill 2009 HSI proposes to develop standards which mandate the use of the words 'palm oil' on products containing palm oil that are otherwise labeled with alternative names which consumers find hard to recognize. HSI's submission also makes note of the validity of sustainable palm oil certification. April 2010. 186 KB download
HSI Views paper for Kobe II By-catch Workshop - Brisbane 23-25 June 2010. HSI paper discussing concerns about the incidental mortality of seabirds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals by-catch in tuna Regional Fishery Management Organisations . English VersionEnglish version 91 KB download
HSI Views paper for Kobe II By-catch Workshop - Brisbane 23-25 June 2010. HSI paper discussing concerns about the incidental mortality of seabirds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals by-catch in tuna Regional Fishery Management Organisations . French Version French version 93 KB download
HSI Views paper for Kobe II By-catch Workshop - Brisbane 23-25 June 2010. HSI paper discussing concerns about the incidental mortality of seabirds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals by-catch in tuna Regional Fishery Management Organisations . Spanish Version Spanish version 103 KB download
Slum Dogs by the Millions. In developing nations throughout the world, Humane Society International helps animal lovers reach out to some of the weakest members of their communities, Julie Falconer. 1178 KB download
The Impact of Animal Agriculture on Global Warming and Climate Change. 401 KB download
REDD: will we squander opportunity to save world's forests? An update on the state of the UN climate and forest negotiations by Alistair Graham, HSI Global Affairs Advisor. August 2009. 60 KB download
HSI Technical Bulletin on Forests & Climate for UN REDD talks, August 2009. 785 KB download
HSI Submission on the Draft Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus porosus in the Northern Territory 2009-2013, May 2009. 143 KB download
HSI Submission on Environmental Assessment of NSW's Ocean Trap and Line Fishery, May 2009. 133 KB download
HSI Submission on Queensland's Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy, May 2009. 120 KB download
HSI Submission to the NSW Shark Meshing Program consultation, April 2009. 127 KB download
Ecosystem Climate Alliance submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in relation to treatment of emissions from Land Use Change and Forestry under the Kyoto Protocol, April 2009. 646 KB download
Ecosystem Climate Alliance position on negotiating text for the proposed UNFCCC REDD mechanism. April 2009. 636 KB download
HSI submission to the Senate Select Committee for Climate Policy: proposes forest carbon credits in Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, April 2009. 192 KB download
Deconstructing LULUCF and its perversities. How developed countries get around their responsibility for landuse change and forestry under the Kyoto Protocol Ecosystems Climate Alliance March 2009. 2481 KB download
HSI calls for end to targeted shark fishing: Recommendations to the Australian Government for stronger shark protection in Australia, February 2009. 145 KB download
A submission from Humane Society International and the Ecosystem Climate Alliance to the UNFCCC in relation to climate change, deforestation and landuse change rules February 2009. The Alliance is committed to keeping natural ecosystems intact and in the ground, and their carbon out of the atmosphere. 520 KB download
HSI submission to the Review Panel for the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, January 2009. 306 KB download
HSI Board Position Statement on Climate Change 2008. 26 KB download
'Method of Production' labelling of animal-derived food products: A national approach. This document details the health, environmental, and ethical considerations at the forefront of consumer decisions when purchasing animal-derived products, describes international precedents of innovative labelling legislation, and offers policy solutions to facilitate the development of a thorough and effective mandatory food labelling scheme that is linked to nationally consistent standards. 186 KB download
Conserving Australian landscapes beyond the National Reserve System. This special bulletin presents a simple mechanism for selecting large terrestrial areas that are of outstanding biodiversity value, and that for reasons of risk, refugial value or other important values, should be properly and comprehensively assessed for their Natural Heritage values in the development of national priorities. HSI Australia, January 2009. 1104 KB download
Legislative mechanicsms for the protection of tropical forests in developing countries - a briefing for the Australian Government prepared by the Environmental Defenders Office for Humane Society International. 231 KB download
Submission on REDD for the Poznan climate change talks: Humane Society International, November 2008. 65 KB download
HSI Submission to the CBD on integrating biodiversity considerations in climate change related activities. - HSI Australia, October 2008. 519 KB download
HSI submission to the Senate Enquiry into the operation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, September 2008. 264 KB download
HSI Submission to the Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper - HSI Australia, September 2008. 224 KB download
Terrestrial Landscapes, Biodiversity and Climate Change - Key elements of an approach for consideration by participants at the ACCRA Climate Change meeting, HSI Australia, August 2008. 524 KB download
Reef Fish Trades in the South Pacific: A Briefing Paper on the Impact of the International Aquarium and Live Reef Food Fish Trades. An introduction to the scale and nature of the international trade in live reef fishes in the South Pacific. A report prepared for HSI by Earth Economics, 2008. 64 KB download
Tending Our Reefs: A Review and Assessment of the Marine Aquarium Trade in Australia. The first independent review of Australia's marine aquarium fish fisheries and Australia's involvement in the trade in the South Pacific. A report prepared for HSI by Earth Economics, 2007. 744 KB download
SoE 2006 - The Real Story: an alternative assessment of the Australian State of the Environment Report. HSI's analysis of the data used to compile the Australian Government's 2006 S0E report revealed that the data was often used selectively, and the interpretations of many of the indicators were subjectively skewed. HSI has produced this alternative report that is genuinely data-based and describes the true state of Australia's environment in 2006. HSI Australia, September 2007. 1518 KB download
The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity - Document edited for The Humane Society of the United States and World Society for the Protection of Animals by Naomi Rose, Richard Farinato and Susan Sherwin 2005. 3913 KB download
Grumpy Old Greenies - lamenting waiting lists, wasted opportunities and wayward pork barrelling in Australia's biodiversity programs, Humane Society International. A paper presented at the Environmental Defenders Office National Conference May 2005. 291 KB download
RMS Report Executive Summary - A new report on the historical abuses of whaling regulations and the new scheme likely to permit their resurgence. HSI and WDCS. May 2005. 25 KB download
Small Steps for Nature A review of progress towards the National Objectives and Targets for Biological Diversity Conservation 2001-2005. Griffin NRM Pty Ltd August 2004. 625 KB download
Small Steps for Nature Summary Report A review of progress towards the National Objectives and Targets for Biological Diversity Conservation 2001-2005. Griffin NRM Pty Ltd August 2004. 275 KB download
Troubled Waters - A review of the welfare implications of modern whaling activities. A report produced on behalf of a global coalition of animal welfare societies including HSI led by WSPA. Edited by Philippa Brakes, Andrew Butterworth, Mark Simmonds & Philip Lymbery. 2004. 1008 KB download
Food for Thought: Competition between Marine Mammals and Fisheries - By Kristin Kashner and Professor Daniel Pauly at the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia 9UBC) in Vancouver published by HSI May 2004. 560 KB download
Future proofing Australia A proposal to protect the National Interest prepared for the World Wildlife Fund and Humane Society International. Susan Brown October 2002. 582 KB download
Future proofing Australia Summary A proposal incorporating the establishment of a National Conservation Action Program, New Biodiversity Component Programs, a National Conservation Farm Program, and a National Environmental Information and Auditing Commission. Humane Society International and the Tasmanian Conservation Trust 2004 . 503 KB download
Proposal for a new National Biodiversity Initiative Securing Australia's Nationally Important Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services. National Biodiversity Alliance May 2004. 48 KB download
Election Policy Proposals June 2004 HSI's detailed policy recommendations for parties to consider committing to at the 2004 election. 220 KB download
The Extinction Debt and how to deal with it Implementing the National Biodiversity Strategy HSI Position Paper September 2001. 486 KB download
New Laws to protect Australia's Biodiversity An article featured in 'LifeLines' the Magazine of the Community Biodiversity Network. It explains the provisions of the Commonwealth Government's new Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999. 3rd August 1999. 48 KB download
From Words to Action A Preliminary Review of Progress to Implement the National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity. A Humane Society International/World Wide Fund for Nature Australia Discussion Paper May 1998. 571 KB download




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