From 2018, the National Wild Dog Advisory Group (NWDAG) has overseen the Stage 3 project implementation of the National Wild Dog Action Plan and the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator project. This replaced the Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) which guided the nationally-agreed framework from 2014 to 2017. NWDAG has a strategic and risk-based approach to wild dog management that emphasises humane, safe and effective techniques that mitigate wild dog impacts at appropriate scales.
ISC membership included an independent Chair; representatives from the small and large production animal sectors; delegates from the Department of Agriculture and Invasive Pests and Animals Committee; and a research and development representative.
The oversight structure is supported by a Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) which provides stakeholders with a voice in the Plan’s implementation and the opportunity to participate in activities. The SCG enables stakeholders to engage in setting directions and priorities.
For Stages 1 and 2 of the NWDAP, an Action Plan Implementation Manager (APIM) had responsibility for leading most of the Plan’s actions. For Stage 3, this manager supports the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator’s role in implementing elements of the Plan.
Governance Structure – National Wild Dog Action Plan Coordination Committee 2017 onwards
Stages 1&2 Implementation Steering Committee:
- Chair: Duncan Fraser, Independent
- Industry Peak Representative (Small Animal): Jim McKenzie (Wool, Sheepmeat, Goats)
- Industry Peak Representative (Large Animal): Michael McCormack (Cattle)
- Invasive Pests and Animals Committee: John Robertson (All State and Territory Governments)
- Federal Government Representative: Matthew Koval (Department of Agriculture)
- RD&E Representative: Andreas Glanznig (Australian Wool Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre)
Stage 3 National Wild Dog Action plan Coordination Committee:
|State Farming Organisation Reps||Name||Position|
|AgForce Qld||Karen Huskisson||Landholder Representative|
|Western Australian Farmers Federation||Scott Pickering||Landholder Representative|
|Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA||Chris Patmore||Landholder Representative (Chair PGA Livestock Committee)|
|Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association||New representative to be appointed|
|Victorian Farmers Federation||Peter Star||Landholder Representative – WDCAC (DEPI) & VFF|
|New South Wales Farmers||Michael Green||Landholder representative|
|Livestock SA||Geoff Power||Landholder representative Committee chair|
|Peak Industry Councils/Funders|
|Australian Wool Innovation Limited||Ian Evans||Program Manager Vertebrate Pests|
|Meat & Livestock Australia||Ted Parish||Program Manager – Adoption|
|Wool Producers Australia||Jo Hall||Chief Executive Office|
|Sheep Producers Australia||Will Oldfield||Sheep Health and Welfare Policy Manager|
|Cattle Council of Australia||Justin Toohey||Animal Health, Welfare, Biosecurity and Environment Advisor|
|Goat Industry Council||Julie Petty||MLA Project Manager – Goat Industry,|
|NSW Department of Primary Industries||Peter Fleming||Research Leader, Predator & Prey Management|
|Environment & Invasives Committee||Ben Russell||Manager, Pests and Weeds Unit, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage|
|Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources||Shalan Scholfield||Director, Established Pest Animals and Weeds Team|
|Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources||Heath Molloy||Senior Policy Officer|
|Centre for Invasive Species Solutions||Richard Price||Research Portfolio Director|
|Animal Health Australia||Simon Humphrys||Executive Manager, Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services|
|Centre for Invasive Species Solutions||Greg Mifsud||National Wild Dog Management Coordinator|
|National Wild Dog Action Plan||Wendy Allen||Implementation Manager|
|National Wild Dog Action Plan||Riccarda Brindley||Communications Coordinator|
The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.