Ongoing vacancies

Department of Agriculture , Fisheries and Forestry -

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has many statutory and non statutory bodies that play an important role in ensuring the future prosperity of Australia’s rural industries.

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These positions offer the chance to influence the future of our agricultural industries and to set the agenda on important issues such as research and development. Board membership offers opportunities for talented individuals to exercise their professional skills and expertise in entrepreneurship, governance, strategic planning and stakeholder communications. We particularly encourage participation and involvement from women, young people and indigenous groups.

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Department of Treasury and Finance -

The Government owns, on behalf of the Tasmanian community, a diverse portfolio of businesses, ranging in size and operating in a variety of commercial markets including the energy sector, port operations, transport, forestry and financial services.

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Directors of Government businesses are selected and appointed on the basis of their skills and experience, and the needs of the particular business. It is important that the appointment process is competency based, professional and transparent.  The Department of Treasury and Finance website has Guidelines for Government Business Board Appointments.

Current vacancies

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee CHAIR


Animal Welfare Advisory Committee CHAIR

The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) is established under the Animal Welfare Act 1993. Its functions are set out under section 40 of the Act and include advising the Minister on animal welfare issues and considering any proposed changes to animal welfare legislation.

Section 39 of the Animal Welfare Act 1993 outlines membership of the committee. Most of the members are representatives of organisations specified under the Act but the Chairperson is independent.  All members are appointed by the Minister.

The most recent AWAC Chair has resigned and expressions of interest are being sought to fill the position of Chairperson. Remuneration for this position is $10,000 pa.

Members of AWAC, including the Chair, are appointed by the Minister for a maximum term of 3 years and may be reappointed. Meetings are held approximately quarterly or as required.

Interested applicants should provide a statement that outlines their interest in and suitability for the position of Chairperson.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of Interest should be addressed to:

Fiona De Jersey
Executive Officer - Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
c/- Biosecurity Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001

or emailed to: by 5pm, Friday 26 June 2020.

Further information

For further information on the AWAC please refer to the Animal Welfare Act 1993 at or contact:

Kevin de Witte
Chief Veterinary Officer
Phone 0408 869 446