2000 A National approach
Animal welfare in the new millennium: towards a national approach
Tuesday 22 February 2000,
National Convention Centre, Canberra
The 2000 Seminar adopted the turning point of the new millennium as its theme to discuss the future development of national animal welfare policies and legislation in Australia.
The 2000 Seminar, chaired by Professor Ivan Caple (Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare), examined the effectiveness of current practice and present ideas for future directions in terms of protecting the welfare of animals in agriculture, science, in the home and the wild.
RSPCA Australia introduction and background
Dr Bidda Jones (Scientific Officer, RSPCA Australia)
Animal welfare legislation for the future - what scope is there for a national approach
Neil Dwyer (Senior Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers)
Animal welfare policy and legislation in practice: examples from the old and the new
Ian Cowie (WA Department of Local Government)
The welfare of animals in agriculture
Malcolm Foster (immediate past President of the Australian Lot Feeders Association)
Setting and enforcing animal welfare standards for native animal management
Dr Martin Denny (Mount King Ecological Surveys)
Incorporating animal welfare concerns into pest (feral) animal control programs
Clyde McGaw (Queensland Department of Natural Resources)
A national perspective on protecting the welfare of research animals. Refinements to the system: eight legal frameworks and one code
Dr Mike Calford (Chairman, NHMRC Animal Welfare Committee)
Development of a national animal welfare strategy by the Commonwealth Department Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia (AFFA)
Dean Merrilees (Animal Health Programs and Welfare Branch, National Office of Plant and Animal Health, AFFA
This project is supported by the Commonwealth Government through a grant-in-aid administered by the Department of Finance and Deregulation.