Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015

12 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-195-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 326KB)
Labor Senator's Dissenting Report - (PDF 18KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 24KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 21KB)

The bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 52KB)

Schedule 1 – Amendments
Division 385
Part 2 – Consequential Amendments
Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills – comments on bill

Chapter 3 - Issues (PDF 69KB)

Committee comment
Key issues raised by those opposed to the bill
Committee comment

Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 40KB)

Purpose of the bill
New offences
Political and commercial agendas
Targets visual records of cruelty
Infringement of traditional rights, freedoms and privileges
Reversal of Evidential burden
Removal of intention
Draconian and excessive penalties
The real problems
Dissenting report recommendations

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 58KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 3 - Submission 808 – Further submissions accepted by the committee (PDF 51KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511