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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 5A

Applicable organisations and recognised organisations

    (1)     The Minister may declare, by notice published in the Government Gazette, that an organisation is an applicable organisation if—

        (a)     the organisation has applied to the Minister to be declared an applicable organisation; and

        (b)     the Minister is satisfied that the organisation meets the criteria set out in the relevant guidelines; and

        (c)     the organisation does not represent owners of dogs of a breed whose importation into Australia is prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 of the Commonwealth.

S. 5A(1AA) inserted by No. 8/2014 s. 3.

    (1AA)     A declaration under subsection (1) remains in force until the later of—

        (a)     the period (if any) specified in the declaration; or

        (b)     the revocation of the declaration.

S. 5A(1A) inserted by No. 83/2001 s. 10(2).

    (1A)     The Minister may declare, by notice published in the Government Gazette, that an organisation is a recognised organisation if—

        (a)     the organisation has applied to the Minister to be declared a recognised organisation; and

        (b)     the organisation represents the owners of restricted breed dogs; and

        (c)     the Minister is satisfied that the organisation meets the criteria set out in the relevant guidelines.

S. 5A(2) amended by No. 83/2001 s. 10(3).

    (2)     An application to be an applicable organisation or a recognised organisation must include—

        (a)     a copy of the organisation's annual report of the preceding year; and

        (b)     the organisation's code of ethics and details of how the code is enforced; and

        (c)     the outcome of any disciplinary action taken by the organisation for breaches of the ethics code during the preceding year; and

        (d)     any other information required by the Minister.

S. 6
amended by Nos 46/1998
s. 7(Sch. 1), 108/2004 s. 117(1) (Sch. 3 item 59.2).



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