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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objectives  
   4.      Definitions  
   5.      Act to bind Crown  

   PART 2--ANIMAL WELFARE

           Division 1--Duty of care and offences

   6.      Definitions  
   7.      Meaning of minimum level of care  
   8.      Duty to care for animal  
   9.      Cruelty  
   10.     Aggravated cruelty  
   15.     Action in respect of injury  
   17.     Poison not to be administered  
   18.     Traps  
   19.     Electrical devices  
   20.     Spurs  
   21.     Competitions, hunting and baiting etc.  

           Division 2--Power to alleviate suffering etc.

   22.     Power to alleviate suffering  
   23.     Power to conduct post-mortem examination  
   23A.    Provision of food and drink  

   PART 3--CODES OF PRACTICE

   24.     Adoption etc. of code of practice  
   25.     Contents of adopted code of practice  

   PART 4--ANIMAL WELFARE AUTHORITY

   26.     Establishment of Authority  
   26A.    Authority's functions  
   26B.    Staff and facilities for Authority  
   26C.    Authority's investigative powers  
   27.     Delegation  
   28.     Approval of fees  

   PART 5--TEACHING OR RESEARCH INVOLVING ANIMALS

           Division 1--Licence to use premises for teaching or research

   29.     When licence required  
   30.     Application for licence  
   31.     Consideration of application  
   32.     Refusal to grant licence  
   33.     Grant of licence  
   34.     Conditions of licence  
   34A.    Annual reports  
   34B.    Reporting of breaches  
   35.     Duration and renewal of licence  
   36.     Application for variation of licence  
   37.     Variation of licence without application  
   38.     Cancellation or suspension of licence  
   39.     Surrender of licence  
   39A.    Licence not transferable  
   40.     Appeals  

           Division 2--Animal ethics committees

   41.     Animal ethics committee  

           Division 3--Permits to conduct teaching or research program

   42.     Definition  
   43.     When permit required  
   44.     Application for permit  
   45.     Consideration of application  
   46.     Refusal to grant permit  
   47.     Grant of permit  
   48.     Conditions of permit  
   49.     Duration and renewal of permit  
   50.     Application for variation of permit  
   51.     Variation of permit without application  
   52.     Cancellation or suspension of permit  
   53.     Surrender of permit  
   54.     Cessation of permit  
   55.     Appeals  

   PART 6--ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--Preliminary

   56.     Interpretation  

           Division 2--Animal welfare inspectors and animal welfare officers

   57.     Appointment of inspectors  
   58.     Appointment of officers  
   58A.    Appointment of public sector employees in other Agencies  
   59.     Identity cards  
   60.     Functions of authorised persons  
   60A.    Duty to report suspected offences  
   61.     Power to require name and address  
   62.     Power of entry  
   63.     Consent to entry  
   64.     Search warrants  
   65.     Entry onto Aboriginal land  
   66.     Power of inspection etc.  
   67.     Power to alleviate suffering  
   68.     Reports  

           Division 3--Dealing with seized animals or things

   68A.    Definition  
   68B.    Authority to keep and care for seized animal or thing  
   68C.    Retention of animal or thing seized under section 66  
   68D.    Retention of animal seized under section 67  
   68E.    Animal or thing to be returned to person entitled  
   68F.    Sale or disposal of animal or thing  
   68G.    Return or disposal orders  

           Division 4--Recovery of seizure and care costs

   68H.    Meaning of seizure and care costs  
   68J.    Order for reimbursement of seizure and care costs  
   68K.    Enforcement of orders to pay  

   PART 7--ANIMAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

   69.     Establishment  
   70.     Functions  

   PART 8--MISCELLANEOUS

           Division 1--Offences etc.

   71.     Time for commencing proceeding  
   72.     Obstruction  
   73.     False information  
   74.     Aiding and abetting  
   74A.    Alternative verdicts  
   75.     Penalties  
   76.     Additional orders on finding of guilt – seizure of animals  
   76A.    Additional orders on finding of guilt – future possession of animals  
   77.     Appropriation of penalties  
   78.     Infringement notices  
   79.     Defences  
   80.     Indemnity  

           Division 2--General

   81.     Exemptions  
   82.     Regulations  
   83.     Repeal  
           ENDNOTES


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