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Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]

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2011

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

SENATE

 

 

 

 

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011

 

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EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by the authority of Senator Siewert)

 

 

 

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011

OUTLINE

The Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 amends the Export Control Act 1982 to prohibit the export of live animals for slaughter.

The bill contains provisions that will make it unlawful to export from Australia livestock for slaughter.

NOTES ON CLAUSES

Clause 1 - Short Title

1. This is a formal provision specifying the short title of the bill.

Clause 2 - Commencement

2. This provides for the commencement of the Act. It provides that the substantive provisions of the Act will commence the day after the Act receives Royal Assent.

Clause 3 - Schedule(s)

3. This clause provides that an Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in that Schedule, and any other item in a Schedule operates according to its terms.

Schedule 1 - Item 1

4. This item inserts a new section 7AA which provides in subsection (1) definitions of live-stock and live-stock for slaughter to limit the application of the section to live-stock, as defined in section 3 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 as cattle, calves, sheep, lambs, goats or other prescribed animals, that is intended to be exported and slaughtered overseas.

5. Subsection (2) provides that the regulations are taken to have declared live-stock for slaughters as prescribed goods under the Export Control Act. Subsection (3) provides that the regulations are taken to have prohibited absolutely the export of live-stock for slaughter.