may 2016 newsletter Tag

Following the cattle trade ban five years ago, the live export industry is reporting animal welfare improvements across the Asian region. But there is still work to be done.

In 2011, the Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, imposed a trade freeze on live cattle following a Four Corners report on shocking animal abuse at 11 Indonesian abattoirs.

Today, in a follow-up report, ABC Rural has examined how approaches to animal welfare have changed in the South-East Asian region.

The live export industry is reporting that significant measures have been undertaken to improve animal handling practice in Asia over the last five years.

The Good Beer Co's Great Barrier Beer invites Australians to bond over a brew to save our reef.

At least 50 per cent of profits from sales of Great Barrier Beer will go directly to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. While dedicating a portion of profits to charity isn't a new business model, it's one that The Good Beer Co is refining.

The aim of their social enterprise company is to raise money and awareness for causes by engaging Australians in their national past-time: drinking beer.

Over the next 10 years, The Good Beer Co will brew 10 different strains of beer. Each of these strains will be dedicated to a different charity.