Poppy Advisory and Control Board

Functions

The Poppy Advisory and Control Board's role is to:

  • process applications for licences and advise the Minister for Health on those applications
  • advise on matters relating to the cultivation, production and transport of poppies and poppy material
  • collect and collate statistical information and prepare reports
  • liaise with the Australian Government to fulfil Australia's obligations under the International Drug Conventions (including the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs)
  • oversee security matters for Tasmanian crops.

Current membership

Mr Michael Stevens, Chair

Jim Galloway, representing the Secretary of the Department responsible for the Public Health Act 1997

Detective Inspector Jason Elmer, representing the Commissioner of Police

Dr Lloyd Klumpp, representing the Secretary of the Department responsible for the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Tasmania) Act 1994.

The Board is supported by WorkSafe Tasmania staff.

Annual report

This is included in Chapter 7 of the Department of Justice Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF, 163 KB, 9 pages).

Relevant legislation

Poisons Act 1971