Animal Welfare

Animals have formed a major part of my life. So much so we, my wife Maria and I, established a trust.

This was a destination in a journey that has lasted a lifetime. For a period of my time I also heavily influenced animal welfare policy in Australia and created a legacy of saving lives.

Here are some links that acknowledge this work:



” I push through barriers and remove people’s excuses.”


I rise today to speak about the contribution to Canberra by Michael Linke. As we all know, Michael was the CEO of the RSPCA in the ACT for eight years. During his time as CEO, Michael represented the RSPCA at national and international forums. In 2011 he spoke to the No Kill Conference in Washington DC about RSPCA ACT’s successful re-homing strategies. During his time at the RSPCA, Michael used his marketing expertise to develop high profile events which were used to provide significant funds for the RSPCA.”
Alistair COE, Leader of the ACT Opposition speaking about my legacy
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A presentation to national and international animal welfare organisations:

A presentation as part of WESTPAC’s Community Idol programs:

An article on rehoming efforts:

A blog from 2010: