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Notice given 23 June 2003

*492  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Bartlett): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) has repeatedly considered a national position on banning tail docking of dogs without reaching a consensus, as recently as December 2002 and April 2003;

(b) notes that, although PIMC failed to reach a consensus at its April 2003 meeting, it resolved to finalise a national position on the issue of tail docking of dogs for cosmetic purposes at its meeting on 30 June 2003;

(c) notes that after the April 2003 PIMC meeting the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australian Governments proceeded with the banning of tail docking of dogs for cosmetic reasons, while Queensland put similar regulations in place to be automatically enacted in October 2003; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to commit to a national ban on tail docking of dogs for cosmetic purposes.

*493  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Bartlett): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for the welfare of animals in Australia, and for related purposes. National Animal Welfare Bill 2003 .

On 26 June 2003

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion