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World Zoonoses Day is on the 6th of July, and this year it is more relevant than ever. 2022 has already seen increases in the detection of two zoonotic diseases – Japanese encephalitis virus and Leptospirosis – in Australia. This has highlighted the vital role of veterinarians in protecting not just animals, but also the wider community.
The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) is the foundation that protects Western Australia's environment, agricultural resources and the lifestyle that Western Australians enjoy. It governs WA’s responses to plant and animal pests, weeds and diseases, the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and the safety and quality of our agricultural products.
Join Dr Kersti Seksel to learn about cat conflicts and how to help resolve them.
A very serious infection of dogs, Leptospirosis, has been detected near the ACT following other detections on the NSW Central Coast, Central and Northern beaches areas of Sydney and more recently NSW South Coast.
On 18 June 2022, the Veterinary Practice Act 2021 (Act) commenced and Tranche 1 of the Veterinary Practice Regulations 2022 were proclaimed. Tranche 1 provides the initial framework of essential regulations to support the operation of the new Act. The more substantive changes will occur when the Tranche 2 regulations are proclaimed. It is expected that Tranche 2, will be proclaimed later this year to be in effect for the beginning of 2023.
We are seeking participants with an interest in mental health and wellness to work with the AVA team to help guide the direction of the AVA's new veterinary wellness initiative, THRIVE.
We are looking for members to work with the AVA team to help guide the direction of the AVA's educational program.
The AVA spoke at the Parliamentary Inquiry into the proposed changes to the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001. This is a big win for the AVA after many years of lobbying.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in South Australia has released their draft Radiation Protection and Control Regulations 2022 for consultation. The AVA is in the process of preparing a submission.
The AVA is encouraging Victorian AVA members to assist in producing an AVA Victoria State Election platform that will reflect our requirements and the issues facing Victorian veterinarians. Comments will be received until July 31st 2022 and compiled to form the State Election Platform.
The Tasmanian Government has released an Animal Welfare Amendment Bill for consultation.

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