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PRIMARY INDUSTRIES—LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

Senator Siewert, also on behalf of Senator Rhiannon and 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 Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 44

Senators—

Bernardi

Bilyk

Boyce

Brown

Bushby

Cameron

Colbeck

Collins

Cormann

Dastyari

Edwards

Farrell

Faulkner

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Kroger

Lines

Ludwig

Madigan

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

O'Neill

Parry

Payne

Peris

Polley

Pratt

Ruston

Ryan

Seselja

Singh

Sinodinos

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thorp

Tillem

Urquhart (Teller)

Williams

Question negatived.