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Select Committee into the operations of The Royal Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Inc)


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:13 May 2015
Tabling date:19 May 2016
Date Ended:19 May 2016
Committee:Select Committee into the operations of The Royal Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Inc)
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 06/16/2015
08/13/2015
09/03/2015
09/10/2015
09/17/2015
10/08/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
11/12/2015
11/19/2015
03/23/2016
05/19/2016
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On Wednesday, 13 May 2015, The Legislative Council ordered that a select committee be established to inquire into the operations of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Inc), including an examination of —

(a) its funding from the government;
(b) its objectives; and
(c) the use of its powers.

The select committee is to report to the Council by no later than Thursday, 3 December 2015.

On 15 October 2015 the Legislative Council granted an extension of time in which to report from 3 December 2015 to 6 April 2016.

On 24 March 2016 the Legislative Council granted an extension of time in which to report from 6 April 2016 to 19 May 2016.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Mr Dean Lyon received on 3 Jul 2015
Greg MacPherson received on 3 Jul 2015
Geraldton Dog Rescue received on 9 Jul 2015
Ms Tracey Loller received on 9 Jul 2015
Animal Pest Management Services received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Angie Rogan received on 3 Jul 2015
Heart Foundation Western Australia received on 2 Jul 2015
Drs Matthew & Ina Carrick received on 9 Jul 2015
Australian Deer Association received on 9 Jul 2015
Mr B & Mrs C Fitzgerald received on 10 Jul 2015
Midlands Cattle Breeders' Association received on 10 Jul 2015
Department of Agriculture and Food received on 10 Jul 2015
Mr Neale Blackwood received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Tanya Urago received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Adele Culverwell received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Tricia Turner received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Vicki Carpenter received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Anne Griffiths received on 2 Jul 2015
Sentient received on 3 Jul 2015
Mr Graeme Campbell received on 2 Jul 2015
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Australia received on 3 Jul 2015
The University of Western Australia received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Kathleen Wheeldon received on 2 Jul 2015
Mrs Marilyn Harrison received on 1 Jul 2015
Mr Robert Martin received on 6 Jul 2015
Mr Marc Deas received on 3 Jul 2015
J.A van Niekerk received on 3 Jul 2015
Dr Dianne Evans received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Beverley Giraud & Chrys Matthews received on 9 Jul 2015
Mr Richard Bradshaw received on 6 Jul 2015
Mr Ian Harrison received on 6 Jul 2015
WA Farmers Federation received on 10 Jul 2015
Dr Joe Kosterich received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Sally Brindal received on 5 Jul 2015
Ms Christine Glenn received on 17 Jul 2015
Mingenew Irwin Group received on 8 Jul 2015
Ms Ruchita Saklani received on 10 Jul 2015
Ms Anne Dewson received on 3 Jul 2015
Saving Animals from Euthanasia received on 6 Jul 2015
Chris Golding received on 6 Jul 2015
Mr Tobie Deale received on 3 Jul 2015
Cat Haven received on 1 Jul 2015
Dogs' Refuge Home (WA) Inc received on 1 Jul 2015
Dr Erich Volschenk received on 3 Jul 2015
Mr J. & Mrs J. Smith received on 2 Jul 2015
The Commercial Egg Producers' Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 2 Jul 2015
Mr Simon McPherson received on 29 Jun 2015
Ms Myriam Leonardy received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Hazel Ainsworth received on 1 Jul 2015
Mr Rod Cleary received on 2 Jul 2015
Pastoralists and Graziers Association received on 3 Jul 2015
Hon Rob Johnson, JP, MLA received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Jennifer Hole received on 1 Jul 2015
Mrs Ivy Goodwin received on 1 Jul 2015
Mr Mark Mitcheson-Low received on 2 Jul 2015
Mrs Mary Regts received on 30 Jun 2015
Ms Anne Zadkovich received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Maddy Swann received on 2 Jul 2015
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals WA received on 1 Jul 2015
Mrs Patricia Skilton received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Patricia Long received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Sally Palmer received on 1 Jul 2015
Dr Krystyna Rowland received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Beverley Mower received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Rebecca Carbone received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Charme Galvin received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Penny Nielsen received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Darryl James received on 25 Jun 2015
Ms Doris Raab received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Wendy Dugmore received on 3 Jul 2015
Mr Jamie Chester received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Kay Bradfield received on 2 Jul 2015
Ms Penny Treadgold received on 1 Jul 2015
Vets Against Live Export received on 1 Jul 2015
Ms Deanne Vines received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Rosalind Robinson received on 1 Jul 2015
Mr Paul Innes received on 22 Jun 2015
Ms Jackie Wigh received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Margaret Herley received on 19 Jun 2015
Dr Malcolm Caulfield received on 4 Jun 2015
Ms Ormonde Waters received on 29 May 2015
Mr Trevor Ruwoldt received on 17 Jun 2015
Mr G. & Mrs B. Cornish received on 23 Jun 2015
Mr Steve Marshall received on 16 Jun 2015
Ms Valerie Heath received on 25 Jun 2015
S. Hazell received on 30 Jun 2015
Ms Wendy Alford received on 29 Jun 2015
Ms Hazel James received on 25 Jun 2015
Ms Kerry Lippitt received on 24 Jun 2015
Mr Eric Ball OAM received on 29 Jun 2015
Mr Brian Ridal received on 19 Jun 2015
Ms Carole Trivett received on 25 Jun 2015
Ms Rae Johnson received on 26 Jun 2015
Mr Simon Omotosho received on 20 Jun 2015
Ms Geraldine Robertson received on 22 Jun 2015
Mr Paul Barrett received on 19 Jun 2015
Private Citizen received on 29 Jun 2015
T. Atkinson received on 26 Jun 2015
Ms Angela Smith received on 29 May 2015
Mr John Edwards received on 16 Jun 2015
Ashley Morris received on 20 Jun 2015
Mr Russ Lewsey received on 16 Jun 2015
Ms Teresa Harshaw received on 19 Jun 2015
Ms Eileen Sims received on 24 Jun 2015
Private Citizen received on 30 Jun 2015
Mr Russell Lockyer received on 1 Jul 2015
Mr Malcolm H.W. Jenkinson received on 16 Jun 2015
Mr Barrie Collins received on 20 Jun 2015
Mr Philip Philpott received on 15 Jun 2015
Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia received on 30 Jun 2015
Mr Daryl Stuart received on 16 Jun 2015
Ms Jo Adams received on 22 Jun 2015
Ms Trish Russell received on 23 Jun 2015
Ms Eleanor Davey received on 27 Jun 2015
Mr Rainer Repke received on 19 Jun 2015
Australian Veterinary Association (Western Australia) received on 1 Sep 2015
Ms Mariana May received on 2 Jul 2015
Livestock and Rural Transport Association of Western Australia received on 27 Jul 2015
Mr Simon Eager received on 3 Jul 2015
Mr Derek Hall received on 16 Jun 2015
Ms Judy Hungerford received on 10 Jun 2015
Private Citizen received on 6 Jul 2015
Ms Peta Rakela received on 30 Jun 2015
Dr Ina Carrick received on 9 Jul 2015
Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC received on 3 Jul 2015
Ms Deirdre Seddon received on 2 Jul 2015
Mr Mark Aldridge received on 2 Jul 2015
Australian Federation of Livestock Working Dog Owners received on 11 Jun 2015
Private citizen received on 8 Oct 2015
Ms Stacey Bell received on 14 Sep 2015
Ms Helena Saunders received on 27 Aug 2015
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Email (05/04/16) from Melissa Johnson, Canine Welfare Australia
• Related Document: Email (12/05/16) from Cheyne Kerp, Rates Coordinator, City of Swan
• Related Document: Email (14/03/16) from Wendy Alford
• Related Document: Email (14/04/16) from Dean Lyon
• Related Document: Email (23/03/16) from Anne Griffiths
• Related Document: Email (23/03/16) from Margaret Herley
• Related Document: Email (24/03/16) from Eleanor Davey
• Related Document: Email (27/04/16) from Bryce Inglis, Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage
• Related Document: Letter (04/03/16) from Dene Lawrence, President, WA Rangers Association
• Related Document: Letter (04/03/16) from Jennifer Mathews, Director General, Department of Local Government and Communities
• Related Document: Letter (05/11/15) from the RSPCA WA, Request for Documents
• Related Document: Letter (09/05/16) from David van Ooran, RSPCA WA
• Related Document: Letter (10/03/16) from David van Ooran, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA
• Related Document: Letter (11/05/16) from Wayne Scheggia, A/Chief Executive Officer, WALGA
• Related Document: Letter (13/11/15) from the RSPCA WA, Response to Submissions of Mariana May and Mark Aldridge
• Related Document: Letter (15/02/16) from David van Ooran, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA
• Related Document: Letter (15/02/16) from Hon Helen Morton MLC, Minister for Mental Health
• Related Document: Letter (15/02/16) from Rob Delane, Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food
• Related Document: Letter (16/02/16) from Jennifer Mathews, Director General, Department of Local Government and Communities
• Related Document: Letter (16/05/16) from David van Ooran, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA
• Related Document: Letter (20/11/15) from the RSPCA WA, Response to Submission of Mr Eric Ball
• Related Document: Letter (21/03/16) from Duane Bell APM, Assistant Commissioner Judicial Services, WA Police
• Related Document: Letter (21/03/16) from Wendy Alford
• Related Document: Letter (22/01/16) from Eric Ball, Response to Committee submission by RSPCA WA 20 November 2015
• Related Document: Letter (22/03/16) from David van Ooran, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA
• Related Document: Letter (24/03/16) from David van Ooran
• Related Document: Letter (28/12/15) from Mark Aldridge, Clarification to the response of the RSPCA WA lodged with the committee on the 13th November 2015
• Related Document: Responses to questions (10/03/16) from Peter Metcalfe, A/Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food
• Related Document: Responses to questions (29/02/16) from David van Ooran, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
17 Aug 201501:15 PMEric Ball
17 Aug 201503:00 PMPastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (Inc)
17 Aug 201504:00 PMWestern Australian Farmers Federation
07 Sep 201510:15 AMRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Inc)
07 Sep 201512:30 PMRacing and Wagering Western Australia
14 Sep 201511:15 AMDrs Matthew and Ina Carrick, Greenough Equine Veterinary Centre
14 Sep 201512:45 PMDepartment of Agriculture and Food
21 Sep 201511:15 AMDr Jennifer Hood
12 Oct 201510:15 AMCommercial Egg Producers’ Association of WA (Inc)
12 Oct 201511:15 AMWA Live Exporters’ Association
12 Oct 201512:30 PMState Solicitor’s Office
19 Oct 201512:15 PMJohn Flint
19 Oct 201501:15 PMWA Live Exporters' Association
16 Nov 201512:00 PMDepartment of Agriculture and Food
23 Nov 201510:15 AMRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Inc)
23 Nov 201501:15 PMCraig Forsyth
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Ian Randles (Policy Officer, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA) on 17 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Eric Ball on 17 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Anthony York (Senior Vice President, Western Australian Farmers Federation), Kim Haywood (Executive Officer, Policy, Western Australian Farmers Federation) on 17 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Burt (Chief Executive Officer, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Denis Borovica (General Manager, Racing Integrity, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Dr Judith Medd (Racing Industry Veterinarian, Racing and Wagering Western Australia) on 7 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Mrs Lynne Bradshaw (President, RSPCA WA), Mr David van Ooran (Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA), Mrs Amanda Swift (Chief Inspector, RSPCA WA) on 7 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Ina Carrick (Veterinarian, Greenough Equine Services), Dr Matthew Carrick (Veterinarian, Bos Vet and Rural) on 14 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Rob Delane (Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Mr Kevin Chennell (Executive Director, Biosecurity and Regulation, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Mr Neil Sarti (Manager, Biosecurity, Compliance and Investigation, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Dr Maike Turnbull (Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Ms Charlotte McIntyre (Acting Principal Compliance Inspector, Department of Agriculture and Food WA) on 14 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Jennifer Hood (Consultant, Animal Welfare, Ethics and Regulatory Compliance) on 21 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Mr John Simpson (President, The Commercial Egg Producers’ Association of WA Inc), Ms Lucy Radzikowska (Executive Officer, The Commercial Egg Producers’ Association of WA Inc) on 12 Oct 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Carolyn Thatcher (Senior Assistant State Counsel, State Solicitor’s Office) on 12 Oct 2015
Evidence by.. Mr John Flint (Assistant Editor, The Sunday Times/PerthNow) on 19 Oct 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Rob Delane (Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Mr Kevin Chennell (Executive Director, Biosecurity and Regulation, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Mr Neil Sarti (Manager, Biosecurity, Compliance and Investigations, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Dr Sarah Plant (Director, Emergency Management Capability, Department of Agriculture and Food WA), Dr Maike Turnbull (Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food WA) on 16 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Craig Forsyth on 23 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Mr David van Ooran (Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA WA), Mrs Lynne Bradshaw (President, RSPCA WA), Mrs Amanda Swift (Chief Inspector, RSPCA WA) on 23 Nov 2015