Our label laws are weak. Eggs from chickens that don’t go outside or don’t have enough room to move can be called ‘free range’ — meaning those who choose free range could be paying double, without any guarantee they are genuinely free range.
However, that could all change. Rebekha Sharkie MP from the Nick Xenophon Team is proposing to change free range egg labelling laws. Her bill would ensure that free range means that chickens go outside and have room to move.
Ms Sharkie will need the support of the major parties to get these changes through, and that means your MP needs to know where you stand.