My name is Alison Waters and I am the Animal Justice Party candidate for Page.
I have an academic background in Social Work and I am currently the acting manager of a regional women’s domestic and family violence service. I have lived and worked in the Page electorate since 2001.
I am standing for the Animal Justice Party because I am committed to social justice. The AJP’s core values of kindness, equality, rationality and non-violence resonate with me as a mother, animal advocate, vegan and social worker.
I believe that legislative change can improve the lives of countless animals. I support the establishment of a federal Animal Right’s Commission, the banning of live export, an end to factory farming and the safeguarding of habitat for wildlife.
We must acknowledge animal agriculture’s contribution to climate change, environmental degradation, land clearing and habitat loss. I support a transition to an animal-free agricultural system.
I believe that we will not eradicate interpersonal violence in our society while we tolerate the perpetuation of violent acts against animals in industries such as agriculture, live export and animal testing.
A zero-tolerance approach to violence in our society must include non-human animals.
I want to be a voice for people, the environment and animals in Federal Parliament.