Poppy Advisory and Control Board (PACB)

​​​​The Poppy Advisory and Control Board is a statutory body established under the Poisons Act 1971  and has a mix of broadly defined advisory and regulatory powers.

Functions

The Poppy Advisory and Control Board’s (PACB) role in the regulation of the Tasmanian poppy industry is to: 
  • oversee security matters for Tasmanian poppy crops, including the destruction of non-authorised crops; 
  • determine production estimates for the contract growing and harvesting of poppy material and ensure compliance with the estimates;
  • process applications for licences to grow poppies; 
  • advise on matters relating to the cultivation, production and transport of poppies and poppy material; 
  • collect and collate relevant statistical information and reports; and 
  • liaise with the Australian Government to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the international drug conventions (including the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs). 

Membership

The PACB comprises of: 
  • two independent members with relevant experience in the poppy industry, one of whom is the C​hair; 
  • the Secretary of the Department responsible for the Public Health Act 1997 or a person nominated by the Secretary; 
  • the Commissioner of Police or a person nominated by the Commissioner; 
  • the Secretary of the Department responsible for the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Tasmania) Act 1994 or a person nominated by the Secretary; and
  • the Secretary of the Department responsible for the Primary Industry Activities Protection Act 1995 or a person nominated by the Secretary.

​​Annual report

DPIPWE annual report​

Relevant l​​egislation

Poisons Act 1971​​

​​Further information

Contact

Poppy Advisory and Control Board (PACB)
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: poppies@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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