2018 AVA advocacy activities

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The AVA is regularly proactively speaking for the profession and our members on issues that are important to the profession, and frequently doing so across different levels of government and key stakeholders in the community. 

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National Advocacy
Summary of current projects as at August 2018

Love is Blind

An ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the health and welfare issues associated with exaggerated features in certain dog breeds, especially brachycephalic breeds: https://www.vetvoice.com.au/campaigns/love-is-blind/

Resources for veterinarians (fact sheets and veterinary information): https://www.vetvoice.com.au/campaigns/love-is-blind/ 

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Anaesthesia-free dentistry

AVDS campaign against anaesthesia-free lay dental providers. We have produced some initial material for print and media, with further resources planned to raise public awareness of the risks.

The relevant policy is here.

Contact:
Melanie Latter
AVDS

Live Export

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is reviewing the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). AVA is a member of the Reference Group for this review, and will be providing feedback throughout the process. The first round of consultation has commenced February 2018.

Response to the 60 Minutes footage chaired by the AVA President since April 2018. AVA provided a scientific submission on heat stress in sheep, also a submission to the Moss Review. See Member Updates for further detail.

Contact:
Melanie Latter
Ellen Buckle

PetFAST

The PetFAST monitoring scheme was developed by AVA and PFIAA to monitor adverse events associated with pet food. A scientific team is assessing case material from the BFF pet food issue in 2017. An ongoing investigation into the Megaoesophagus issue is being led by Melbourne University.

We have reviewed the AVA policy to include acknowledgement of the updated AS5812–2017 Pet Food Standards, and aim to raise public and veterinary awareness that ideally, pet food sold in Australia should be compliant with these standards.

We made a major submission into the 2018 Government review of Pet Food Safety and will be working on this issue with the government, PFIAA and RSPCA going forward.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

ACES (eye scheme) review

Currently the Australian Companion Animal Eye Scheme (ACES) is undergoing review for conversion to online reporting.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

National Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines

AVA is participating in the working groups for the Abattoir Standards, Poultry Standards, and soon also the Pig Standards.

Contact:
Melanie Latter


Antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses

In partnership with Animal Medicines Australia, AVA is developing best-practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for the main livestock species and horses. We are currently finalising the prescribing guidelines for pigs, with core funding for this module provided by The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and Australian Pork Limited.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

National AMR Strategy (One Health)

The AVA was involved in the development of Australia’s National AMR Strategy 2015-19.

We assisted the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Department of Health develop a national One Health AMR website in 2017: www.amr.gov.au

The website includes reference to AVA resources: fact sheets, infection control guidelines, and BioCheck.

The AVA is represented on the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (ASTAG) that provides expert advice on AMR to the government.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

National AMR Strategy for the Animal Sector

Australia’s CVO, Dr Mark Schipp and his team have developed a draft National AMR Strategy for the Australian Animal Sector. The AVA is providing feedback into this process in 2018.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

ACT AMR pilot trial

In 2017 we ran an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pilot Trial in Canberra, with up to 70 vets and 15 practices participating. Members Alison Taylor, Micahel Archinal and Stephen Page were the key drivers of this and the reason for its success. It was a 12-month trial, and results are pending. We hope to implement this in other regions in due course.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

AVA AMR Advisory Group (ARAG)

AVA members who are experts in AMR make up the AVA AMR Advisory Group. We have regular meetings with them to progress leadership initiatives in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week

We plan activities and messaging for this annual week in November each year aimed at raising awareness of AMR issues.

A major activity that we are preparing for in 2018 is the AVAMS conference (see above)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Better Legislation

Assisting ASAV with advocacy to increase the ability of community members to keep pets in rental accommodation. We have provided submissions to state governments on this issue.

Contact:
ASAV
Division EOs

National Mutual Recognition & Harmonisation of Vet Practice legislation

AVA continues to advocate strongly for National Mutual Recognition (NRVR) and Harmonisation of Vet Practice legislation, using our Recommended key principles for veterinary practice acts in Australia.

There is currently consultation occurring in the ACT on a Bill to renew the ACT Veterinary Surgeons Act, and many of the AVA recommendations have been included, such as NRVR.

In the NT and WA, the advocacy work is ongoing on this issue.

Contact:
Melanie Latter
Division EOs
Jo Wheeler
Graham Pratt

Regulation of paraprofessionals

Policy Council is in the process of developing a policy on regulation of paraprofessionals.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

VET training packages

We continue to engage proactively with Skills Impact, the new national Skills Service Organisation (SSO) that is responsible for training packages, including veterinary nursing and equine dentistry. We have AVA members represented on the technical advisory groups for these packages.

Contact:
TBA

Review of Agvet Legislation and Veterinary Prescribing Rights

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is undertaking a review of Agvet legislation, intended to produce national harmonisation of prescribing legislation. In 2018, we are consulting with members to ensure appropriate representation for the profession into this process.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Real-time FMD Nepal

The AVA was awarded a grant from the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper funding for 8 members to participate in Real-time FMD training in Nepal in 2018-19. The first few participants went over to Nepal in March 2018. Another group will go in November and December 2018.

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Veterinary Industrial Award

The AVA continues to engage with the FairWork Commission’s 4 Yearly review of Modern Awards.

Contact:
VBG

ATO Small Business Stewardship Group

We have representation on the ATO Small Business Stewardship Group where we have input into proposed changes to the ATO functions and legislation. The ATO provides information relevant to our members which is distributed through the VBG.

Contact:
TBA

Work Health and Safety

We have developed some industry specific WHS guidelines on behalf of the VBG

Contact:
VBG

Pet Insurance

We continue to meet on a regular basis with the different pet insurance companies, advocating based on our Pet Insurance position statement recommendations.

Contact:
VBG

Peri-urban biosecurity training “Vet Learn”

This online training course for veterinarians was developed by NSW DPI, Animal Health Australia and AVA. The modules are being widely promoted and can be accessed here:

www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/events/vetlearn

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Workforce

Preparation and release of the biennial Australian Veterinary Workforce Analysis. We are currently collecting data from the universities and veterinary Boards to undertake further workforce modelling.

Contact:
TBA

Higher Education

Ongoing meetings with the Minister of Education’s office, Department heads and written submissions, to address funding of veterinary education and high levels of student debt.

Contact:
TBA

 

Division Advocacy
Summary of current topics as at April 2018

Puppy Farm legislation

We continue to contribute to state consultations on the welfare of breeding dogs, based on the AVA Puppy Farm policy. Many of our recommendations have been successfully implemented into state legislation in QLD and Victoria so far. Work is ongoing in NSW and WA.

Contact:
Susan Chandler
Graham Pratt
Melanie Latter

Animal Welfare legislation

The Government has introduced legislation to amend the Animal Welfare Act. AVA is providing input into this process. AVA has succeeded in having an Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) retained in the legislation. The Division is working on a further submission.

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Pregnancy testing

Qld government proposing to deregulate pregnancy testing.

ACV and QLD Division are advocating for pregnancy testing to be retained as an act of veterinary science.

Contact:
Ellen Buckle
Laurie Dowling

Microchip database

The Division is working with the Govt. on the design of the new SA microchip database.

Contact:
Graham Pratt

State election

The State election is due in March 2018. The Division has prepared an election platform around: strata rules, biosecurity, vet regulation.

Contact:
Graham Pratt

State Election

The Division has prepared a State Election Platform

Contact:
Angela Offord

Animal Welfare

AVA is being consulted on the establishment of a new state government Animal Welfare Unit

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Wildlife welfare

The Division is working with government on funding models for significant wildlife response activities currently provided pro bono by veterinarians.

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Disaster management

The State Government is developing a new State Emergency Animal Welfare Plan. The Division is finalising negotiations with the Govt. on the role that the AVA will play.

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Animal Welfare legislation

The WA State Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to amend the Animal Welfare Act. The key changes are to improve the way that national animal welfare standards are adopted within the Act.

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Radiation licensing

The WA Radiological Council is seeking feedback on regulations on veterinary use of CT

Contact:
Graham Pratt

 

Special Interest Group Advocacy
Summary of current topics as at April 2018

Greyhound reform

Response to the ACT Greyhound racing ban issue was managed by an AVA working group, using the AVA Issues Management Process.

Contact:
Jeffrey Wilkinson

WelfareCHECK

ACV launched a welfare assessment scheme for cattle in 2018.

Contact:
Dave Beggs
Ellen Buckle

BioCHECK

Scheme launched by ACV in June 2017. Is being promoted on Animal Health Australia website and national AMR website: www.amr.gov.au

Contact:
Dave Beggs
Ellen Buckle

Pregnancy Testing

Advocating in QLD to retain as an act of veterinary science

Contact:
Ellen Buckle

Sustainable pet ownership

Advocating to increase the ability of community members to keep pets in rental accommodation. Working with national team to provide submissions to state governments on this issue.

Contact:
Linda Skauge

Anaesthesia-free dentistry

AVDS campaign against anaesthesia-free lay dental providers.

Contact:
Tara Cashman
Melanie Latter

Hendra virus

The EVA are working on a response to the anti-Hendra vaccination campaign in QLD. This includes meetings and ongoing discussions with the APVMA, Biosecurity QLD , and NSW DPI.

Contact:
Jeffrey Wilkinson

 

Advocacy Diary - Meetings and submissions

Complaint to TESQA - 15-1-18

Re Federation University’s naming of the “Veterinary and Wildlife Science” degree

Contact:
Debiie Neutze

Meeting - 19-1-18

Transport NSW - pets on public transport

Contact:
Sue McGrath

T/C - 22-1-18

Prescribing Guidelines Core Panel

Contact:
Melanie Latter

T/C - 23-1-18

Hendra and Welfare Research Group (Ed Annand)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 23-1-18

Idexx re Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact:
Debbie Neutze, Paula Parker

Meeting - 24-1-18

RSPCA re Love is Blind activities

Contact:
Paula Parker, Melanie Latter

Budget Submission - 24-1-18

Federal budget submission

Contact:
Debbie Neutze

T/C - 30-1-18

Wildlife and Habitat Clearing Working Group (AVCB, AVAWE, RSPCA, WWF, WAP)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 5-2-18

Pig Veterinarian Focus Group

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 6-2-18

ACT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 7-2-18

Mike Freelander Labor MP, about AMR

Contact:
Melanie Latter, Debbie Neutze

Meeting - 7-2-18

Dom English, DG of Department of Education

Contact:
Melanie Latter, Debbie Neutze

Meeting - 8-2-18

Prescribing Guidelines Steering Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 9-2-18

Draft Breeding Code and Pet Shop Code under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979

Contact:
NSW Division, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 12-2-18

Meeting to talk about veterinary practice sustainability with head of Biosecurity Queensland and Queensland CVO - with AVA president, ACV President and Ellen Buckle

Contact:
Ellen Buckle

Meeting - 13-2-18

Prescribing Guidelines Expert Panel

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 15-2-18

NT Animal Welfare

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 16-2-18

NT CVO

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission - 16-2-18

Feral horse management VIC

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 19-2-18

Chair ACT Board

Contact:
Debbie Neutze, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 19-2-18

ACT AMS Pilot Trial

Contact:
Debbie Neutze, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 19-2-18

Lay preg testing QLD

Contact:
Laurie Dowling, Ellen Buckle

Meeting - 20-2-18

Australian Beef Sustainability Framework Consultative Committee

Contact:
Ellen Buckle

Meeting - 20-2-18

ASEL Review (Live Export Standards)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 21-2-18

Steering Committee – Australian Veterinary AM Stewardship conference Nov 18

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Seminar - 22-2-18

Humane Slaughter, RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar series

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 26-2-18

National Poultry Welfare Standards and Guidelines – review of the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Domestic Poultry 4th Edition (2002)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 27-2-18

RSPCA SA, AWL SA, Dog and Cat Management Board

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission

Tas Election Platform

Contact:
Angela Offord

Submission

SA Election Platform

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission

Domestic Animals Regulations (VIC)

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 5-3-18

CVO AMR strategy Teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 6-3-18

ACT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 14-3-18

ATO Small Business Stewardship Group

Contact:
Debbie Neutze

Meeting - 19-3-18

NSW VPB Registrar and President

Contact:
Debbie Neutze

Meeting - 21-3-18

Animal Health Australia Members Forum

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 22-3-18

Office of the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 22-3-18

Minister Littleproud’s advisor Elizabeth Scott

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 23-3-18

ASEL Live Export Standards review 2018-2020 stage 1

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 27-3-18

RSPCA SA, AWL SA, Dog and Cat Board SA

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 28-3-18

AVAMS conference steering committee T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 3-4-18

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 4-4-18

OIE preparations T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 4-4-18

NFF Policy Manager - discuss AW advisory body proposal T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 9-4-18

Greyhound NSW – regarding euthanasia policy

Contact:
Phoebe Fear

Meeting - 11-4-18

NFF Farming Systems Committee

Contact:
Ellen Buckle

Meeting - 16-4-18

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 18-4-18

Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 19-4-18

ASEL Technical Advisory Committee and Reference Group

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting/Skype - 19-4-18

BVA approach to brachycephalic breeds campaign, with RSPCA Australia

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 19-4-18

AVAMS conference steering committee T/C

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 24-4-18

RSPCA and Municipal Association of Victoria to plan activities for assisting councils with increasing registrations and lowering impoundment rates

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 20-4-18

ACT Vet Surgeons Board

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 23-4-18

Greencross Vet Director

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 30-4-18

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Steering Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 30-4-18

NFF Agvet chemical committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 1-5-18

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee ACT

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 3-5-18

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) Issues Management Group

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 3-5-18

Greyhound NSW – euthanasia policy and general relationship building

Contact:
Phoebe Fear, Jeffrey Wilkinson

Submission - 4-5-18

Live export of sheep to Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere Summer (McCarthy Review)

Contact:
Jane Vaughan, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 5-5-18

GWIC – meet new CEO

Contact:
Phoebe Fear, Jeffrey Wilkinson

Teleconference - 8-5-18

DAWR – Live Export - McCarthy Review teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 8-5-18

British Veterinary Association Skype – Love is Blind and BVA equivalent campaign

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 9-5-18

Live Export issue – Parliament House

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 14-5-18

AVA Animal Welfare Trust

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 16-5-18

NT Veterinarians Act Review

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 22-5-18

SA Dog and Cat Management Board, RSPCA, AWL

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 22-5-18

One Health Meeting and Q Fever Working Group

Contact:
Dianne Ryan (NSW)

Meeting - 25-5-18

OIE - 86th General Session 20-5-18 to 25-5-18

Contact:
Paula Parker, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 27-5-18

Responsible Pet Ownership

Contact:
Geoff Scarlett (NSW)

Meeting - 5-6-18

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee ACT

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 5-6-18

Animal Welfare Summit

Contact:
Anne Fawcett (NSW)

Meeting - 5-6-18

GRNSW and PwC to discuss their 3 year strategic plan

Contact:
Phoebe Fear, Jeffrey Wilkinson

Submission - 8-6-18

Proposal for national harmonisation of veterinary prescribing and compounding rights

Contact:
Diane Ryan, Ray Batey

Submission - 8-6-18

Regulatory Capability and Culture DAWR Live Animal Exports (The Moss Review)

Contact:
Paula Parker

Submission - 8-6-18

Review of Marine Order 43 - AMSA

Contact:
Paula Parker

Teleconfernce - 27-6-18

Mars Pet Care - discuss pet food regulation

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 28-6-18

Animal Health Australia AGM

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 29-6-18

PetFAST committee– discuss pet food regulation

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 29-6-18

The Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) system review

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Submission - 29-6-18

Reviewing the framework for the management of protected wildlife in Queensland

Contact:
Laurie Dowling


Meeting - 3-7-18

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee ACT

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 4-7-18

Biosecurity Market Access meeting

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 4-7-18

SA CVO – One Biosecurity online tool

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 4-7-18

One Biosecurity - SA CVO

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 5-7-18

AVA-LLS-DPI

Contact:
Phoebe Fear

Submission - 6-7-18

Legislative Council Select Committee Landowner Protection Unauthorised Surveillance

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 12-7-18

CEO Lort Smith

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 14-7-18

RSPCA Vic to discuss State Election issues

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Teleconference - 16-7-18

Mars Pet Care and PFIAA

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Teleconference - 16-7-18

AVAMS conference steering committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 19-7-18

National Carp Control Plan Director

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 20-7-18

Regulatory Approaches to Ensure the Safety of Pet Food - submission

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 26-7-18

RSPCA Australia

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 26-7-18

Meting with State Govt on proposal for the renumeration of veterinarians undertaking kangaroo rescue

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 26-7-18

WA Disaster Management Plan

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 26-7-18

WA Regsitrar

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 27-7-18

ACT Vet Surgeons Board

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 31-7-18

National Animal Health Training Reference Group (NAHTRG)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 7-8-18

ACT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 9-8-18

ASEL Chair Steve McCutcheon

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 10-8-18

NFF – Building Trust in Agriculture

Contact:
Melanie Latter, Ellen Buckle

Workshop - 10-8-18

Head of School and Dean – Sydney University & NSW Committee & Monika Cole

Contact:
Phoebe Fear, Monika Cole

Submission - 13-8-18

Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis – Senate Enquiry

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 15-8-18

SA Microchip database working group

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission - 16-8-18

ACT Vet Practice Bill 2018 (response to Opposition enquiry)

Contact:
Jo Wheeler

Seminar - 17-8-18

ASEL TAC and Reference Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 17-8-18

Heat Stress Risk Assessment Review Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 19-8-18

Sussan Ley MP, re live export

Contact:
Paula Parker, Melanie Latter

Meeting - 20-8-18

Animal Health Australia Members Forum

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 20-8-18

Draft Oaths and Affirmations Regulations 2018

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 21-8-18

Prescribing Guidelines Steering Committee Uni of Melbourne

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 21-8-18

AVAMS conference Steering Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 21-8-18

Heat Stress Risk Assessment Committee DAWR

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 21-8-18

Biosecurity Stakeholder group

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Workshop - 22-8-18

National AMR strategy for the animal sector - OCVO

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 22-8-18

AgVet chemical– Streamlining registration

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 23-8-18

Horse Biosecurity Market Liaison Group

Contact:
Laurie Dowling, Jeffrey Wilkinson

Meeting - 23-8-18

OLG meeting

Contact:
Phoebe Fear

Meeting - 30-8-18

Tas Cat Management Plan Implementation Group

Contact:
Angela Offord

Submission - 5-9-18

Greyhound NSW – Minimum standards for racecourse design and construction

Contact:
Jeffrey Wilkinson, Phoebe Fear

Meeting - 11-9-18

RSPCA Vic – State Election priorities

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 11-9-18

ANZCVS

Contact:
Paula Parker, Graham Pratt

Meeting - 13-9-18

VSANZ

Contact:
Paula Parker, Graham Pratt

Submission - 19-9-18

Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock - Review Stage 2

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 20-9-18

Vic Govt. on POCTA regulations

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 20-9-18

SA Microchip database working group

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 20-9-18

Biosecurity Queensland

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 21-9-18

VetPartners – RE: VSBSA

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 22-9-18

Lucy’s Project Conference (Domestic violence)

Contact: Susan Chandler

Submission - 25-9-18

AVA contribution to NFF Annual Report

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 26-9-18

Registrable Biosecurity Entities Renewal External Stakeholder Reference Group

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Response - 26-9-18

Senate enquiry pet food regulation

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 30-9-18

Biosecurity meeting NSW

Contact:
Phoebe Fea

Meeting - 2-10-18

ACT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 2-10-18

SA CVO – VSBSA and One Biosecurity

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 10-10-18

Biosecurity Partners Forum and National Biosecurity Round Table

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 11-10-18

NSW Heath re Compounding Guidelines

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 12-10-18

Audit Office of NSW re Biosecurity Legislation

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 16-10-18 to 18-10-18

CSIRO AAHL EAD annual training

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 16-10-18

Senate Enquiry Pet Food Regulation

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 17-10-18

WA Local Govt Dept – Puppy farms

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission - 19-10-18

Heat Stress Risk Assessment (HSRA) review – Live Export

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 25-10-18

ASEL Review Technical Advisory Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 31-10-18

National Biosecurity Statement

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 1-11-18

AVAMS Steering Committee Teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 1-11-18

RBE Renewal External Reference Group

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 6-11-18

Weruva (BFF Manufacturer) T/C re adverse food event in 2017

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 9-11-18

Prescribing Guidelines Steering Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 10-11-18 to 13-11-18

AVAMS Conference Twin Waters

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 12-11-18

ACVO briefing - Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas – Private veterinary engagement with government services - submission

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Presentation - 12-11-18

AVAMS Conference Twin Waters QLD. Prescribing Guidelines – James Gilkerson

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Presentation - 13-11-18

AVAMS Conference Twin Waters QLD – Key Messages - Melanie Latter

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 14-11-18

Vet Techs access to S4 drugs

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 15-11-18

EU AMR teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter, Paula Parker, Dave Beggs

Submission - 15-11-18

Submission to the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Livestock Industries report

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 16-11-18

Vet for Vets

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Submission - 21-11-18

Submission to the 2018 Animal Health in Australia report

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 22-11-18

Biosecurity Legislation Reference group

Contact:
Laurie Dowling

Meeting - 23-11-18

Animal Health Australia – Animal Welfare Collaborative Centre briefing

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 27-11-18

ASEL (Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock) – Stage 3 (Final Report and Draft Standards)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 27-11-18

Dog and Cat Management Board (SA)

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 28-11-18

Animal Health Australia Members Forum

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 28-11-18

Pet Food Industry Association of Australia & PetFAST team

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 28-11-18

Dept Primary Industries (SA)

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 28-11-18

Victoria Vet Board

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 29-11-18

National Biosecurity Forum

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 29-11-18

University of Adelaide - Roseworthy Dean

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 29-11-18

National Biosecurity Forum

Contact:
John Aspley-Davis

Meeting - 30-11-18

AMA CEO Ben Stapley

Contact:
Melanie Latter, Paula Parker

Submission - 30-11-18

Consultation on the Implementation of the ACT Vet Practice Act 2018 (response to ACT Government)

Contact:
Jo Wheeler

Meeting - 3-12-18

Live Export - ASEL Review Technical Advisory Committee (Department of Agriculture)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 4-12-18

ACT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (ACT Government)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 6-12-18

Government Pet Food Working Group (Department of Agriculture)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 6-12-18

OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Codes - submission

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 7-12-18

DELWP on kangaroo darting

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 7-12-18

South Eastern Domestic Violence

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 10-12-18

ACT Practitioners AMR night

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 11-12-18

Greencross Vet Advisory Board Chatswood

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 11-12-18

SA Disaster planning

Contact:
Graham Pratt

Meeting - 13-12-18

OIE consultation meeting – Terrestrial Animal Health Codes (Department of Agriculture)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 13-12-18

PetFAST committee teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Workshop - 14-12-18

AVAMS teleconference

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 17-12-18

Responsible Pet Owner Reference Group

Contact:
Geoff Scarlett

Meeting - 18-12-18

RSPCA companion animal policy officer Bronwyn Orr

Contact:
Paula Parker
Melanie Latter

Meeting - 18-12-18

Live Export Animal Welfare Advisory Group (LEAWAG – Department of Agriculture)

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 19-12-18

DELWP on kangaroo darting

Contact:
Susan Chandler

Meeting - 21-12-18

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Steering Committee

Contact:
Melanie Latter

Submission - 21-12-18

National AgVet chemical harmonisation and vet prescribing rights

Contact:
Ray Batey

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