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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1056

(Question No. 941)


Senator Missen asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, upon notice, on 5 June 1984:

(1) What are the names and addresses of Australian export companies which export kangaroo skins, hides and/or meat.

(2) What has been the volume of kangaroo products exported from Australia for the years 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1981-82, and 1982-83 and the current year.

(3) Does kangaroo meat for human consumption leave Australia without inspection by any Government inspector.

(4) What are the principal Australian abattoirs dealing with kangaroo meat.

(5) Why has the Australian Government recently refused to grant a licence for the export of kangaroo meat to a Cambridge laboratory for testing to establish a standard for processed food in the United Kingdom.


Senator Ryan —The Minister for Home Affairs and Environment has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The Department of Trade has provided the following list of names and addresses of Australian export companies which were exporting kangaroo skins, hides and/or meat as at August 1983:

Alco Import Export Pty Ltd

4th Floor, 147-153 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Aust. Fur Trading Co. Holdings Pty Ltd

199 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Aust. Light Leather Pty Ltd

400 Stafford Road

Stafford, Qld 4053

Bell Trading Australia

3-17 Longland Street

Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006

Beta Meats Pty Ltd

20 Railway Parade

Welshpool, Western Australia 6106

Bonsella Pty Ltd

27 Rochester Street

Botany, New South Wales 2019

Clinkat Australia Pty Ltd

Lot 7, Trawalla Avenue

Thomastown, Victoria 3074

Colyer Wilcox Partnership

22 Swan Street

North Fremantle, Western Australia 6159

Conn Wool Co. Pty Ltd

Taroona Street

Launceston, Tasmania 7250

Crompton & Sons Pty Ltd

64 East Avenue

Beverley, South Australia 5009

Dewez Export Co. Pty Ltd

Unit 30, Hedley Avenue

Hendra, Queensland 4011

Neale Edwards Pty Ltd

Ruthwell Street

Montrose, Tasmania 7010

Elders IXL Ltd-Rural Trading Division

29 Palmerstone Crescent

South Melbourne, Victoria 3205

S. & J. Ferguson Pty Ltd

65 Parramatta Road

Homebush, New South Wales 2140

Karl Frank Exports Pty Ltd

261 George Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

B. Furedy & Co.

5 Byrnes Street

Botany, New South Wales 2019

Hedrick (Aust.) Pty Ltd

253 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Edgar Houghton Trading Pty Ltd

469 King Street

West Melbourne, Victoria 3003

M. E. Humfress

22 Market Street

Brisbane, Queensland 4000

IMP Investments Pty Ltd

19 Transvaal Avenue

Double Bay, New South Wales 2028

Jesser Skin Processors

15 Francis Road

Wingfield, South Australia 5013

Cory Johnston (Aust.) Pty Ltd

33 Longland Street

Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006

Kanematsu-Gosho Australia Pty Ltd

Cnr King and George Streets

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Kosky Bros Pty Ltd

306 Victoria Street

Richmond, Victoria 3121

Murlis Trading Pty Ltd

94 Balfour Street

Launceston, Tasmania 7250

Angus Nugent & Sons Pty Ltd

Viscount Road

Wingham, New South Wales 2429

Overseas Game Export Pty Ltd

Cnr Hornsby and Leonard Streets

Hornsby, New South Wales 2077

G. W. & J. Packer Tanning Pty Ltd

Boundary Road

Narangba, Queensland 4504

Quindo Pty Ltd

3rd Floor, 36-38 Clarence Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Radarmin International Pty Ltd

Cnr Perentie Road and Forest Way

Belrose, New South Wales 2085

Raffan International

P.O. Box 9

Richmond, Tasmania 7025

Reynolds Tanning Company Pty Ltd

13 Wilson Street

Botany, New South Wales 2019

E. Schiro & Sons

14 Burgess Avenue

Moonah, Tasmania 7009

Tasmanian Possum Hunters Association

C/o Post Office

Mole Creek, Tasmania 7304

Taurus Australia Pty Ltd

11 Lecha Street

Sunnybank Hills, Queensland 4109

P. Tavrian

McKenzie Street

Georgetown, Tasmania 7253

C. F. Thomas Pty Ltd

Dalgety Wharves, Macquarie Street

Teneriffe, Queensland 4006

A. I. Topper & Co. Pty Ltd

6th Floor, 58 Pitt Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Tusker Australia Pty Ltd

128 Fison Avenue

Eagle Farm, Queensland 4006

Vacik Distributors Pty Ltd

14 Fisher Street

North Auburn, New South Wales 2144

(2) Exports of kangaroo products.

Meat

Hides and skins

Unsuitable

For human for human Pickled Raw

consumption consumption skins skins Leather (a)

(tonnes) (tonnes) (number) (number) $A ('000)

1979-80 1,273 n.a. 1,212,854 708,159 105 1980-81 1,671 n.a. 843,896 282,294 168 1981-82 1,521 356 1,352,925 214,682 459 1982-83 597 678 1,565,397 205,865 1,288 1983-84(b) 226 262 993,598 68,917 838

(a) Available in value only ($A f.o.b.)

(b) Preliminary figures

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

(3) The Department of Primary Industry has advised that kangaroo meat may not leave Australia for human consumption without inspection by an authorised government inspector.

(4) The Department of Primary Industry has advised that there are at present three game meat processing plants eligible to prepare kangaroo meat for export for human consumption. They are:

(a) Tusker (Australia) Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Queensland;

(b) Southern Game Meat, Chullora, New South Wales;

(c) Northern Australian Meat Industries, Hamilton, Queensland.

(5) There is insufficient information in the question to allow the specific application to be located and examined.