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Second Reading Speeches

Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
RHIANNON, Sen Lee
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
45

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Summary

The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements.