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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2002


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Content and intent
            
   4.      Act binds the Crown
            
   5.      Interpretation

   PART 2 -- Use of animals for scientific purposes  

   6.      Unlicensed use of animals for scientific purposes prohibited
            
   7.      Carrying on business supplying animals for scientific purposes
            
   8.      Application for issue or renewal of licence
            
   9.      Matters to be considered
            
   10.     Minister to issue or renew or decline to issue or renew
            
   11.     Conditions on licences
            
   12.     Further conditions may be imposed
            
   13.     Licensee to ensure staff and students comply with conditions
            
   14.     Display of licence and code of practice
            
   15.     Duration of a licence
            
   16.     Licence not transferable
            
   17.     Suspension and revocation
            
   18.     Register of licences

   PART 3 -- Offences against animals  

   19.     Cruelty to animals
            
   20.     Defence -- self-defence or protecting another person or an animal
            
   21.     Defence -- veterinary care
            
   22.     Defence -- authorised by law
            
   23.     Defence -- normal animal husbandry
            
   24.     Defence -- killing pests
            
   25.     Defence -- code of practice
            
   26.     Defence -- stock fending for itself
            
   27.     Defence -- releasing animals into the wild
            
   28.     Defence -- where person in charge is not in actual custody
            
   29.     Defence -- prescribed use of devices
            
   30.     Defence -- prescribed surgical or similar operations, practices and activities
            
   31.     Possession of things intended to inflict cruelty
            
   32.     Shooting, hunting or fighting captive animals

   PART 4 -- Inspectors

           Division 1 -- Appointment of inspectors  

   33.     Appointment of general inspectors
            
   34.     Appointment of scientific inspectors
            
   35.     Restricted appointments
            
   36.     Identification card

           Division 2 -- Functions and powers of inspectors  

   37.     Functions and powers of inspectors
            
   38.     Power to enter a place
            
   39.     Power to enter vehicles
            
   40.     Care of animals
            
   41.     Humane destruction of animals
            
   42.     Seizure of animals
            
   43.     Seizure of other property
            
   44.     Dealing with seized property
            
   45.     Dealing with seized fauna
            
   46.     Power to require information
            
   47.     Other powers of inspectors
            
   48.     Performance of an inspector’s functions

           Division 3 -- Additional powers of scientific inspectors  

   49.     Direction to suspend use and referral to animal ethics committee
            
   50.     Directions to licensees and their staff
            
   51.     Power to require information
            
   52.     Advice regarding licensing matters
            
   53.     Attendance at meetings of animal ethics committees

   PART 5 -- Enforcement

           Division 1 -- Additional court orders  

   54.     Court may order a post mortem
            
   55.     Orders additional to penalty
            
   56.     Order for reimbursement of costs
            
   57.     Order for retention of seized property
            
   58.     Costs

           Division 2 -- Warrants  

   59.     Grounds for a search warrant
            
   60.     Grounds for a warrant to seize animal
            
   61.     Form of warrant
            
   62.     Urgent warrants

           Division 3 -- Infringement notices  

   63.     Interpretation for Division 3
            
   64.     Appointment of authorised persons
            
   65.     Giving infringement notices
            
   66.     Content of infringement notice
            
   67.     Extension of time to pay
            
   68.     Withdrawal of infringement notice
            
   69.     Benefit of paying modified penalty
            
   70.     Application of modified penalties paid

           Division 4 -- Review of decisions  

   71.     Interpretation for Division 4
            
   72.     Aggrieved person may make an objection
            
   73.     Dealing with an objection
            
   74.     Aggrieved person may apply for a review

           Division 5 -- Offences  

   76.     Misleading information
            
   77.     Obstruction of inspectors
            
   78.     Pretending to be an inspector
            
   79.     Continuing offences
            
   80.     Liability of officers for offence by body corporate or scientific establishments
            
   81.     Partnerships

           Division 6 -- General  

   82.     Commencement of proceedings for offences
            
   83.     Evidentiary provisions
            
   84.     Breach of code of practice not sufficient to prove cruelty
            
   85.     Death of animal not sufficient to prove cruelty
            
   86.     Application of fines
            
   87.     Disposal of forfeited property
            
   88.     Penalties for body corporate

   PART 6 -- Miscellaneous  

   89.     General power of CEO
            
   90.     Delegation
            
   91.     Improper use of information
            
   92.     Protection from liability
            
   93.     Owner may claim compensation for injury or death
            
   94.     Regulations
            
           Provisions that have not come into operation
           Defined terms
           Compilation table


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