NSW Inquiry into the operation of the approved charitable organisations under the POCTA Act

29 Feb 2024

The AVA has provided a submission to the NSW Inquiry into the operation of the approved charitable organisations under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979.

The AVA submission provided comment on the:

  • Inquiry’s Terms of Reference 1b the exercise by the approved charitable organisations of their compliance and enforcement functions under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, and
  • The previous 2022 Inquiry report recommendationThat the NSW Government fund the procurement of additional mobile veterinary clinics, and consider funding the ongoing costs of running the mobile veterinary clinics, for both of the approved charitable organisations in recognition of the vital roles these clinics play in disaster relief efforts and in improving animal welfare outcomes in rural and regional New South Wales.

Read the AVA submission here.

Dr Amy Lee, President of the NSW Division, appeared at the Inquiry Hearing to emphasise the concerns outlined in the AVA submission and provided expert responses to the Committee's queries. Following the hearing, the AVA submitted additional documentation to address the Committee's questions and comments.