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PRIMARY INDUSTRIES—LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

Senator Siewert, also on behalf of Senator Rhiannon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 90—That the Senate—

 (a) acknowledges:

  (i) the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System was introduced under the Export Control Act 1982 to provide minimum standards for the welfare of Australian livestock in importing countries,

  (ii) that exporters who disregard or deliberately flout the standards set under this system should be met with the full force of the law,

  (iii) that the Department of Agriculture is currently investigating 14 complaints regarding breaches of these standards,

  (iv) that the export company Livestock Shipping Services is implicated in three of these complaints regarding the sale and cruel slaughter of livestock outside approved supply chains, and

  (v) the Maysora, a ship operated by Livestock Shipping Services, has docked in the Fremantle Port; and

 (b) calls on the Government to prevent Livestock Shipping Services from exporting any further animals from Australia until investigations on their previous activities have been completed.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright
Ludlam

NOES, 44


Senators—
BernardiFarrellMadiganRyan
BilykFaulknerMcKenzieSeselja
BoyceFawcettMcLucasSingh
BrownFierravanti-WellsMooreSinodinos
BushbyFifieldO'NeillSmith
CameronFurnerParryStephens
ColbeckGallacherPayneSterle
CollinsHoggPerisThorp
CormannKrogerPolleyTillem
DastyariLinesPrattUrquhart (Teller)
EdwardsLudwigRustonWilliams

Question negatived.