Emma Hurst is a Member of the NSW Legislative Council representing the Animal Justice Party.
Emma Hurst is the first female Animal Justice Party MP elected to NSW Parliament.
A former psychologist, Emma has worked tirelessly for the rights of animals for many years with a background in campaigning, political lobbying, and media work. She has been vegan for over 20 years.
Since she was elected in March 2019, Emma has used her time in Parliament to fight for important reforms for animals. Over the last four years, she has secured over $60 million in Government funding for animal protection, mandated the ‘right to release’ for animals used in experimentation, outlawed convenience killing in pounds, banned the use of dolphins and whales for entertainment, increased penalties for animal cruelty, introduced legislation to ban puppy farming, and ran Parliamentary inquiries into battery cages and the dairy industry.