ADVOCACY

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An RSPCA representative sits on the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC).

The role of the committee is to provide advice to the government Minister on animal welfare matters. 

Section 39 of the Animal Welfare Act 1993 sets out the roles and membership of the Committee.

Members bring expertise from relevant agricultural industry organisations, Government departments, the university, racing industry, Animals Australia, the Australian Veterinary Association, police, local Government, community and recreation-based organisations.

RSPCA Tasmania’s AWAC representative is our Inspectorate Manager, who uses their voice to advocate for changes to the Animal Welfare Act 1993 and a greater understanding of good animal welfare.

This understanding includes proposals for the education of Tasmanian industry and community regarding the welfare of animals and best practice in animal care.

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