Griffith University, working alongside Compassion in World Farming, received $20,000 for a humane education symposium ‘Humane Education: a compassionate ethic for animals’. Held on the 5th and 6th of October 2006, the event brought together teachers, academics, government and animal welfare representatives, in order to define and assess humane education initiatives in Australia, explore perspectives over various education sectors, and promote interest in the concept and application of humane education. The symposium was attended by almost one hundred delegates from across the country. This resulted in two remarkable days of discussion and debate about the concept of humane education and how it can be effectively implemented in schools throughout Australia.