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Wednesday, May 25 • 08:00 - 09:00
Family violence and the family pet: The role of the vet in early intervention

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The presentation will outline the facts in relation to Family Violence and will outline statistics relevant to pets involved in Family Violence. The speakers will explain the Family Violence provisions history in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) historically and currently. The speakers will outline the Family Law Act in general, and will specifically explain the provisions relating to animals. The presentation will outline the Royal Commission into Family Violence and explain the submissions made by the RSPCA. The presentation will then explain the services offered to victims of Family Violence and the gap in services in regard to animals. The speakers will discuss what services are available to animals and future plans funded by the Victorian government to establish women’s refuges that accept pets. The speakers will discuss Family Violence training which has been undertaken by many city Councils across Victoria and will explore how veterinary practices can establish protocols to identify symptoms of abuse in pets and respond accordingly.


Ms Amelia Beveridge

Amelia has had experience in all areas of Family Law including parenting matters, property matters and international matters. Amelia has also had experience with assisting the firm’s Independent Children’s Lawyers in complex parenting matters. Amelia has a keen interest in animal... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 08:00 - 09:00 ACST
Hall M Adelaide Convention Centre