Griffith University, along with The University of Auckland, received a $15,000 grant for a project which brought together the growing number of academics and practitioners working on animal law scholarships across Australia and New Zealand. The project titled ‘Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue’ had two components. The first of these was completed in September 2007, when an intensive animal law workshop was held bringing together both academics and practitioners, currently working on animal law scholarships to discuss the legal issues relating to how animals are treated in the region. The second component of the project involved the publication of a book of the same name, the first major academic publication in the Southern Hemisphere on animal law. Officially launched in 2009 by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, as part of the Voiceless 2009 Animal Law Lecture Series, it was hoped that Animal Law in Australasia would provide a useful starting point for those wishing to engage with the discipline. The 2nd edition of was published in 2013 and is available for purchased on the publisher’s website.