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Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

    (1)     The Minister must establish the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

    (2)     The Advisory Committee is to be constituted in accordance with the Regulations.

    (3)     The Advisory Committee has the following functions:

    (a)     providing advice to the Minister or the CEO on animal welfare issues or on any other matter that is relevant to the operation of this Act;

    (b)     investigating and reporting on matters relevant to animal welfare or the operation of this Act referred to the Advisory Committee by the Minister;

    (c)     examining or developing codes of practice, and making recommendations to the Minister about adopting or prescribing codes of practice under the Regulations;

    (d)     providing advice to bodies, organisations or the general community on programs for the improvement of community awareness about animal welfare;

    (e)     performing any other function associated with the welfare of animals or the operation of this Act determined by the Minister.

    (4)     A member of the Advisory Committee is to be appointed on terms and conditions determined by the Minister.

    (5)     Subject to the Minister's direction, the Advisory Committee may determine its own procedures.

    (6)     The CEO may:

    (a)     provide secretarial, administrative or other assistance to the Advisory Committee; and

    (b)     authorise the Agency to pay costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the Advisory Committee in performing its functions.

    (7)     The Minister may:

    (a)     appoint such other advisory committees to advise or assist the Minister as the Minister considers appropriate; and

    (b)     determine the functions and the terms and conditions of membership of those committees.

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