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Disciplinary Penalties

Reinstatement is subject to Management Committee approval

Date of Hearing
or Date of Issue
Member Name Membership Number Charge Penalty
31/01/2018 Paul & Jean Anderson 3000260480 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.1 - Breeding and VCA Rule 2.17 Adjourned Suspension Penalty and if no further breaches occur before 31/01/19, the suspension is vacated.
25/02/2019 Pamela & Jason Armiento 3100031953 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Second offence summary penalty. Suspended & $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 21/06/19.
19/09/2017 Nicole Bailey 3100032532 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.11 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.15 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.24 - Breeding and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. Termination of membership from the VCA for life.
06/06/2017 Therese Borthwick 3002364620 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 07/12/17.
18/07/2017 Dirk (Rick) Buys 3100042924 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 19/01/18.
17/01/2019 Juliette Camilleri 3100020929 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
08/11/2018 Gwenda Carr 3100053204 Breached VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1 - Ethics, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2 - Ethics, VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 10/11/19.
02/11/2018 Adam & Karen Carr 3100038150 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
14/08/2018 Louise Coulthard 3100049219 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.26.3, VCA Regulation 4.4.6 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. $500 fine with $300 of this fine suspended for the duration of 12 months, subject to there being no further breaches detected and proven in that time.
17/10/2017 Belinda Dicker (Reynolds) 3100031824 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended from 11/12/17 (immediately following the conclusion of current suspension term). Eligible for reinstatement 11/06/18.
10/08/2017 Belinda Dicker (Reynolds) 3100031824 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.23.2 & VCA Code of Practice 20.1.23.4 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. $300 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 11/12/17.
13/02/2018 Jake Ellis 3100034520 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding and VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 14/08/18. All provisions of Regulation 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.1.6.4 and 5.6.1.6 apply.
12/05/2016 Charles Falzon 3100033645 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 and breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for Reinstatement 12/11/16. Membership withdrawn prior to reinstatement.
15/08/2014 Kerrie Fitzpatrick 3100026301 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended for failure to comply with Management Committee request. Not to be reinstated.
07/02/2019 Scott Forbes 3100032987 Breach of VCA Code of Practice - 20.1 Ethics, VCA Regulations - Part 4 Registries and Registrations 4.1.12.1, 4.1.12.1.2 & 4.1.2.1. Disqualification of membership. Eligible to reapply for membership on 08/02/20.
23/09/2014 Carol Freeman 3000032240 Breach of Regulation 20.1.2 and Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 23/09/19.
04/10/2018 Julie Gaskin 3100023503 Breached VCA Code of Practice 20.6 Suspended three months effective 4 October 2018 and $300 fine. A further suspension period of three months adjourned for 12 months also applies. On the condition that no further breaches are proven during the period 4 October 2018 and 4 October 2019, the further three month suspension period is to be vacated.
09/05/2018 Daniela Grech 3100043203 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Reprimand and $300 fine.
07/08/2018 Darren Griffiths 3100028001 Breach of 20.7 Code of Conduct by Dogs Victoria Members at Dogs Victoria events & Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2 - Ethics & VCA Code of Practice 20.1.3 - Ethics & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 8/8/19.The following penalty provisions under Regulation 5.6.1 apply: 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2 & 5.6.1.6. As member engages in business with several VCA Affiliates by the provision of goods to events, it is not the decision of the Tribunal to deny Mr Griffiths the right to continue with any business contracts with such affiliates during the term of suspension.
24/01/2018 Cara Hall 3100041920 Breach of Regulation 3.7.7.1 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
04/07/2017 Greg Harding 3100035400 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.17 (Ethics), 20.6 Code of Conduct for Members - Social Media and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation/disqualification of membership.
04/09/2018 David & Lindsay Harris 3100044254 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding and VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
17/01/2018 Eric Harris 3100040069 Failure to comply with Regulation 3.7.7 & 3.7.7.1 Suspended. Management Committee, 20 June 2018, rejected application for renewal.
17/10/2016 Heather Healey 3002512590 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17 Suspended term increased to a total of 15 years (from 12 months) on Management Committee Appeal against penalty. Eligible for reinstatement 18/10/31.
17/10/2016 Ronald Healey 3100010501 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17. Suspended term increased to a total of 15 years (from 12 months) on Management Committee Appeal against penalty. Eligible for reinstatement 18/10/31.
12/11/2018 Karen Heatherington 3100038098 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
19/12/2018 Leif Henricksen & Shahna Wirth 3100037797 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
13/11/2014 Joan Hoare 3008815160 Breached rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
29/08/2018 Ashlee Houlden 3100051424 & 3100052425 (Prefix Only) Breach of Social Media Policy & Code of Ethics under ANKC Part 8, Clause 3.3. Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 30/08/19.
27/02/2018 Thomas Kilafis (Vonhellas Kennels) 3100014052 CHARGE A - Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 – Breeding, Breach of Regulation 4.1.5.13, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.4.6, Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 CHARGE B - Breach of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2, 20.1.5, 20.1.9- Ethics, Breach of Regulation 5.6.6, Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 CHARGE A - Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 28/8/2018 Provisions of Regulations 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.1.3 & 5.6.1.4 apply. IMPORTANT NOTE: This penalty is superseded by the penalties indicated under Charge B, but shall be applied only under circumstances where termination of membership no longer applies. CHARGE B - Termination of membership from the VCA for life.
14/11/2016 Brian & Diane Knight 3002920720 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17 Expelled from the VCA following Management Committee Appeal against penalty.
28/03/2017 Jodie & Andrew Knox 3100042821 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1 & 20.1.2 & VCA Code of Practice Breeding 20.1.11 and VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 29/03/27.
11/04/2018 Michael Lazar 3100035741 Breach of Regulation 8.8.4 for all German Shepherd litters born from 1 January 2017 and VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation of Dogs Victoria membership.
21/06/2017 Deborah Lee 3100008739 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
12/01/2018 Jodie Lightowler 3100032643 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
02/03/2016 Fiona McCoy & Daniel Murphy 3100031664 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Never to be readmitted as members
28/03/2017 Melissa McKenna 3100038877 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1 & 20.1.2 and VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 29/03/19.
02/01/2019 Ferdi Muaremov 3100036492 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Second offence summary penalty. Suspended & $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 03/07/19.
10/02/2018 Brian Nolan 3100041643 VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.3, Breach VCA Rule 2.17 Reprimand and $300 fine.
26/05/2017 Cara O'Dwyer 3100035803 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request
31/08/2017 Carmen Offer 3100010847 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.15 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation/disqualification of membership
12/03/2019 Norma & Lawrence (John) Peace (Hortonpark Kennels) 3000103380 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine
07/02/2019 Karin Pronk 3002555140 Breach of VCA Code of Practice - 20.1 Breeding - 20.1.15. Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 08/08/19.
07/02/2019 Karin Pronk 3002555140 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1 - Breeding - 20.1.26.3 & VCA Rule 2.17 $500 fine.
31/01/2018 Salena Roberts 3100041717 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 – Breeding, VCA Regulation 4.1.5.13, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.26.3 – Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.16 – Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.3.1 – Compliance, VCA Code of Practice 20.3.2.1 – Practical Application & VCA Rule 2.17. Cancellation of membership for 12 months. Eligible for reinstatement 01/02/19.
25/06/2018 Colin Ross 3100029572 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
09/05/2018 Suzanne Ryan 3000238560 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.1 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Total of $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 10/11/18. All suspension provisions under Regulation 5.6.1 apply.
03/09/2018 Ann Marie Sammut 3002655410 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
16/12/2016 Colin Sarantis 3100013238 Breach of Regulation 4.3 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
25/05/2017 Colin Sarantis 3100013238 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2 - Ethics & VCA Code of Practice 20.1.3 - Ethics & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 26/05/18.
19/12/2017 Drage Sarkovski 3100023229 Breach of ANKC Regulation 8.8.3 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 20/12/19. All provisions of Regulation 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.1.6 and 5.6.1.7 apply.
16/12/2016 Leslie Schliefert-Holmes 3008734630 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2, 20.1.4, 20.1.5 and VCA rule 2.17 Suspended. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 17/12/18.
22/05/2018 Stella Seelenmeyer 3100013845 Breach of VCA Regulation 4.3.4 - Breeding Records & VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 23/05/19. The following penalty provisions under Regulation 5.6.1 apply: 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.1.4 and 5.6.1.6.
03/09/2018 Luigi Spataro 3100045849 Breach of VCA Rule 2.112 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
11/10/2018 Steve Strahan 3100045711 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
13/12/2018 Daryl Styles 3002549270 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Second offence summary penalty. Suspended & $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 14/06/19.
26/02/2019 Karen Taylor 3100007418 Breach of National Judges Code of Practice & Conduct, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.3 - Ethics, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.30 - Ethics, VCA Code of Practice 20.6 Code of Conduct for Members - Social Media and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Appeal Hearing - Panel has upheld the Disciplinary Committee’s decision with the following adjustment: Suspension for the duration of three (3) months which commenced on 6/12/18 with the other 3 months suspended for 12 months of good behaviour. The fine of $300 stands.
04/07/2017 Rhiannon Thorne & Mary Ewen 3100043696 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 05/01/18.
16/10/2018 Nathan Toohey 3100026298 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine.
01/06/2018 Brooke Wilson 3100033992 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
26/05/2017 Deborah Zammit 3100022161 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request