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Monday, 9 December 2002
Page: 7530


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 18 November 2002:

With reference to the National Animal Welfare Strategy:

(1) When did the development of a National Animal Welfare Strategy commence.

(2) At commencement, what was the expected completion date for the strategy.

(3) When will the strategy development conclude.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The development of a National Animal Welfare Strategy commenced in June 1999.

(2) In recognition of the need to move slowly in concert with key stakeholders in developing the strategy and thereby maintain stakeholder ownership, a completion date was not specified when development of the strategy commenced.

(3) It is hoped that development will conclude in late 2003.