Animal Law Week 2017 (ACT): Licence to Kill: How Our New Wildlife Laws Threaten Animals and Democracy
This presentation will examine recent changes in the regulation of wildlife in NSW and the ACT. The ADO will explore why these changes make it easier to harm and harder to defend wild animals, and how the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is the main target of the new measures.
Speaker: Tara Ward, Director, Animal Defenders Office & Mike Rosalky, Lawyer, Animal Defenders Office
Tara Ward is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Animal Defenders Office. Tara is a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (ACT Government), the ANU Animal Ethics Committee, and Voiceless’ Legal Advisory Council. Tara teaches Animal Law at the University of NSW, and is a co-founder and organiser of the Living Green Festival, Canberra’s long-running cruelty-free festival.
Mike Rosalky volunteers as a lawyer and director for the Animal Defenders Office, a not-for-profit animal law centre based in the ACT. Mike assists and advises clients about animal law matters, speaks to groups about the animal law framework in Australia, and advocates for animal law reform through public forums and meetings with ministers. Outside this role, Mike works as a government lawyer.