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Animal Law Reform in Victoria: Proactive not reactive, laws that punish, not regulate

Animal Law Reform in Victoria: Proactive not reactive, laws that punish, not regulate

Date & TimeWednesday 09 October 2019 6–7.30pm
Format Seminar
Price

Member

$88.00

Non-Member

$121.00

CPD Units 1.5
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Conference Room, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Community Legal Centre & Young Lawyers Member Price: $66

With the recent drafting of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations (POCTA Regulations 2019) and the release of Victoria's first-ever Animal Welfare Action Plan by the Victorian government, it’s time to get ready for the new era in animal welfare.

Lead by a panel of experienced professionals from the animal welfare and animal law space, this interactive session will analyse the anti-cruelty legislation in Victoria, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and plans by the Victorian government to overhaul this act, particularly in the areas of enforcement, punishment and education.

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    With the recent drafting of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations (POCTA Regulations 2019) and the release of Victoria's first-ever Animal Welfare Action Plan by the Victorian government, it’s time to get ready for the new era in animal welfare.

    Lead by a panel of experienced professionals from the animal welfare and animal law space, this interactive session will analyse the anti-cruelty legislation in Victoria, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and plans by the Victorian government to overhaul this act, particularly in the areas of enforcement, punishment and education.

    You will also gain unique insights into one of the most popular concepts in animal law, the establishment of an Independent Office for Animal Welfare, along with the results of a recent inquiry by the Sentencing Advisory Council on animal cruelty offences in Victoria.

    Please note: Finger food will be available on arrival. Attendees are invited to enjoy drinks following the close of the workshop.

  • Presenters

    Jennifer Ford, Policy and Prevention Manager, RSPCA Victoria

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this seminar, you will:

    • Analyse recent changes to anti-cruelty legislation in Victoria and understand how the law can be reformed to better protect animal welfare.
    • Describe plans by the Victorian Government to promote animal welfare in Victoria