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The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory: Key property reforms tackle sunset clauses, smoking and pets in units.
Parliamentary Inquiry, New Vet School, Changes with Branches and Divisions, THRIVE kicks off
ACT Division is in the process of developing a CPD event with the ACT Veterinarian, but I can’t announce a date yet.
Congratulations to our newly elected President of the AVA, Victorian member Diana Barker. Diana has been heavily involved in AVA at multiple levels for many years, including the Victorian Division, and an AVA Board member since 2021.
The year is speeding by and like most of you, I am feeling the increased workload. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.
The AVA have provided a submission to the Queensland Government consultation on proposed changes to the Queensland Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 to better protect their community from dangerous dogs.
The first edition of the Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) Vet Wrap quarterly newsletter has been published.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Assaults on Retail Workers) Bill 2023 has passed NSW Parliament.
The NSW Division committee thanks members for their feedback which has assisted to inform the AVA submission to the Inquiry into Pounds in NSW.
After a thorough review of the report, Equine Veterinarians Australia is in agreement with the suggested course of action, as detailed below:



Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp discusses the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Pacific Engagement Program. Read all his columns.


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