Attached are the proposed new Model Rules for an Incorporated Association. The change is a result of a change in legislation in the state of Victoria with the introduction of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (and its associated Regulations) replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
These rules will be the subject of a resolution at the Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria’s 2014 Annual General Meeting to be held at KCC Park, Westernport Highway, Skye on Saturday 24th May, 2014, commencing at 9:30am.
Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria new Model rules for an incorporated association (PDF).
The “Code of Practice for the Responsible Breeding of Animals with Heritable Defects that cause Disease” can be downloaded here in PDF format (Gazetted: 18 June 2009). Or you can read or download the Code of Practice directly from the Department of Environment & Primary Industry.
The code is made under section 7 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986. The Act makes it an offence to intentionally or recklessly breed a dog with a disease that is listed in the schedule.
The code requires that when a dog with a heritable defect changes owner the new owner must be made aware of dog’s heritable defect status. The breeder must provide the new owner with the microchip implant number of the dog and a veterinary certificate with the microchip number with details of the diagnosis.