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The new Animal Protection Bill
Tuesday 31 July 2018, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Becoming familiar with the new Animal Welfare Bill

Venue:  Council Room, Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, 0800 
 Cost: $99 inc GST
 Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

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The new Animal Protection Bill is before the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and will soon be enacted into law. The new legislation is expected to incorporate a number of changes to the existing law, including the standard of care afforded to animals and the penalties and sanctions for contraventions. 

The seminar will examine the proposed changes to the law, the practical effect of those changes, the policy considerations underlying the new legislation, and the interplay between the new laws and existing council by-laws. 



Presenter: Ryan Sanders, Solicitor & RSPCA Board member, HWL Ebsworth, Darwin

Ryan Sanders has been with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers for 6 years and has a broad professional practice in litigation and regulatory law. He regularly represents local councils in civil and criminal actions against animal owners arising under animal by-laws and has advised several councils in thir periodic reviews and amendments of these laws. In addition, Ryan is the vice-chair of the board of directors of RSPCA Darwin. RSPCA Darwin, together with RSPCA Australia, has been a substantial contributor of submissions to government about the new Animal Welfare Bill. 

Earn 1 CPD Point in Substantive Law (SL) 

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