The Greens believe that consumers shouldn't have to jump through hoops to be sure that the eggs that they are buying are genuinely free-range.
That's why we will continue to pressure state and federal ministers to introduce a legislated standard for free-range eggs that meets consumer expectations.
We will also be working hard to ensure that they state and federal regulators properly enforce current Australian Consumer Law.
While the new standard agreed to by the Ministers in March may allow 10,000 birds per hectare to be called ‘free-range', it also said that all birds in ‘free-range' systems must have "regular and meaningful access to the range." We will continue to hold regulators to account to ensure that this requirement is upheld.
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