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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 59H

Poppy Advisory and Control Board

(1)  The Poppy Advisory and Control Board is established.
(2)  The Board consists of the following members:
(a) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(b) the Secretary of the responsible Department in relation to the Public Health Act 1997 or a person nominated by that Secretary;
(c) the Commissioner of Police or a person nominated by the Commissioner;
(d) the Secretary of the responsible Department in relation to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Tasmania) Act 1994 or a person nominated by that Secretary;
(e) the Secretary of the responsible Department in relation to the Primary Industry Activities Protection Act 1995 or a person nominated by that Secretary;
(f) 2 persons, appointed by the Minister, who –
(i) have qualifications, experience or skills relevant to the poppy growing industry or the poppy processing industry; and
(ii) are not engaged in poppy growing or the poppy processing industry –
and one of whom is to be appointed by the Minister to be the chairperson.
(3)  A nomination under subsection (2)  –
(a) may be for an indefinite period or a period specified in writing by the Secretary; and
(b) may be in respect of all matters relating to the Board or any specified matters; and
(c) is revocable at will.
(4)  A person nominated under subsection (2) , while acting as a nominee and in accordance with the terms of his or her appointment, is taken to be a member of the Board with all the powers, rights and functions of such a member.
(4A)  The Secretary of the responsible Commonwealth department in relation to the grant of licences to manufacture drugs under Part II of the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 of the Commonwealth may attend, or send a representative to attend, every meeting of the Board as an observer.
(4B)  A person who attends a meeting of the Board as an observer under subsection (4A) is entitled to view and take copies of any documentation provided, whether at a meeting or otherwise, to members of the Board.
(5)  Schedule 1 has effect with respect to membership of the Board.
(6)  Schedule 2 has effect with respect to meetings of the Board.



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