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A 23-Year-Old Student Just Sued Australia Over Climate Change

A 23-Year-Old Student Just Sued Australia Over Climate Change

A 23-year-old law student is suing Australia's government over climate change. Katta O'Donnell filed the lawsuit—which is the first of its kind against the Australian government—last month. The lawsuit alleges the government failed to disclose...
Sydney Is Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Sydney Is Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Sydney is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The city's Lord Mayor Clover Moore made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter on July 1. "Taking action on climate change has been a major...
Watch 64,000 Turtles Migrating Near the Great Barrier Reef

Watch 64,000 Turtles Migrating Near the Great Barrier Reef

Aerial footage has captured more than 60,000 green sea turtles migrating near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. A team of researchers from the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science (DES) used a drone to record...
7-Eleven Now Has Vegan Sausage Rolls and Beef Pies

7-Eleven Now Has Vegan Sausage Rolls and Chicken Sandwiches

7-Eleven just launched four new plant-based products. The convenience store chain now has vegan sausage rolls and meatless beef pies in all stores across Australia. The to-go vegan items include a 7-Eleven No Sausage Roll,...
This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is repairing the Great Barrier Reef during a coronavirus-caused quiet period. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the Cairns-based company to cancel tours during lockdown. During their time off,...
Australia Bans ‘Certified Humane’ Labels on Animal Products

Australia May Ban ‘Certified Humane’ Labels on Animal Products

Australia has proposed plans to reject a label on animal products that would certify them as humane. It claims the certification could mislead consumers.  In March 2018, U.S.-based Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) revealed it...
Animal Welfare Inspectors Could Have ‘Greater Powers Than Police’ to Stop Abuse

Animal Welfare Inspectors Could Have ‘Greater Powers Than Police’ to Stop Abuse

Animal welfare inspectors in Western Australia (WA) could soon be able to enter farms without prior consent from the owner. The WA Government has invited the public to provide feedback on a new bill that...
Nestlé Just Launched Vegan Chocolate Milo In Australia

Nestlé Just Launched Vegan Chocolate Milo In Australia

Nestlé has launched a vegan version of Milo in Australia. Up until now, the popular cocoa malt beverage has only been available with milk powder. The new plant-based version replaces the powder with soy and...
Lewis Hamilton Feeds Baby Kangaroos Displaced by Bushfires

Lewis Hamilton Feeds Baby Kangaroos Displaced by Bushfires

Lewis Hamilton shared a video of his trip to New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES) in Australia this week, where he fed baby kangaroos and met with people working...
Bondi Beach Is Now Home to a Fully Vegan Gnocchi Bar

Bondi Beach Is Now Home to a Fully Vegan Gnocchi Bar

Bondi Beach now has a 100 percent vegan gnocchi bar called Peppe's. Last April, owners Joe Pagliaro and Grace Watson told Concrete Playground that they opened the vegan gnocchi bar as "a relaxed place where...
You Can Get Vegan Cheese At Every Pizza Hut In Australia

You Can Get Vegan Cheese At Every Pizza Hut In Australia

You can now get vegan cheese at every Pizza Hut across Australia. The popular pizza chain introduced a full vegan menu earlier this month. Pizza Hut's new menu features four pies: Vegan Mediterranean, Vegan Deluxe,...
New Australian Law Recognizes Animals As Sentient Beings

New Australian Law Recognizes Animals As Sentient Beings

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the first jurisdiction in Australia to recognize animals as sentient beings and not just property. Last month, the region passed animal welfare legislation to protect cats, dogs, and other...
Herb and Sons Vegan Meat Range Launches at Coles

A Giant Vegan Meat Range Just Launched at Coles

Coles just launched a new range of vegan meat. Called Herb & Sons, it features beefless mince and sausages and chicken-free schnitzel. The new vegan products have a realistic look, similar to the sausages and...
Vegan Meat Will Boost Australia's Economy By $3 Billion

Vegan Meat Will Boost Australia’s Economy By $3 Billion

The vegan meat industry may boost Australia's economy by $3 billion by 2030. A new report -- titled Meat The Alternative: Australia’s $3 Billion Opportunity -- found that the nation's plant-based meat industry generates nearly...
The Scariest Movie Ever Made Is a Vegan Documentary

The Scariest Movie Ever Made Is a Vegan Documentary

Vegan documentary "Dominion" -- released in 2018 -- is so disturbing, some viewers said they were unable to finish watching it. According to The Daily Mail, one social media user wrote, "got six minutes into...

Coles Just Launched a Vegan Meat Brand ’More Advanced’ Than Beyond

Australian supermarket Coles -- which has more than 800 locations across the country -- added a new range of vegan meat to its shelves. Eaty by Soulfresh offers two ranges, ready-to-eat and BBQ Classics, both...
Meaty Vegan Pizzas Are Coming to Domino's Australia

Vegan Beef, Ham, and Pepperoni Pizzas Are Coming to Domino’s

Updated October 21, 2019. Domino's Australia now has three vegan meat options -- pepperoni, beef, and ham. Domino's introduced the vegan beef option earlier this year. In late September, the brand took to its Facebook...
Sunfed’s Realistic Vegan Chicken Just Launched In Australia

Sunfed’s Realistic Vegan Chicken Just Launched In Australia

Vegan chicken brand Sunfed has arrived in Australia. Sunfed says its vegan chicken has double the amount of protein in conventional chicken and triple the amount of iron than beef. It's also free from cholesterol,...
’Realistic’ Vegan Chilled Meat Range Launches Across Australia

’Realistic’ Vegan Chilled Meat Range Launches Across Australia

Leading Australian supermarket Coles just launched a range of vegan meat across more than 700 stores. The new range, called The Alternative Meat Co., features plant-based burgers, mince, and sausages. Coles category manager for BBQ...
Animal Welfare Concerns Could Impact the Meat Industry by $3.2 Billion

Animal Welfare Concerns Could Impact the Meat Industry By $3.2 Billion

Animal welfare concerns are projected to have a $3.2 billion impact on Australia's meat industry. Jacqueline Baptista, community engagement manager at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), spoke at the recent Victorian Farmers Federation meeting in...
Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

In the space of three months, Australia has reduced its use of plastic bags by 80 percent. Australia's National Retail Association reported that the drop was not led by legislation or government policy, but by...