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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 291

Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System

(Question No. 669)


Mr Fitzgibbon to ask the Minister for Agriculture, in writing, on 25 November 2014:

In respect of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System review report, (a) when will it be released, (b) how many submissions were received, (c) did he personally write to organisations inviting them to provide a submission; if so, (i) which organisations, and (ii) were other organisations allowed to make a submission; if not, why not, and (d) will it be made available for public consultation.


Mr Joyce: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The report is expected to be released in 2015.

(b) 36

(c) Yes

(i) The following individuals and organisation were invited to make submissions:

AgForce

A H and R Schmidt Pty Ltd

Animals Australia

Australian Buffalo Industry Council

Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association

Australian Livestock Exporters' Council

Australian Lot Feeders Association

Australian Rural Exports Pty Ltd

Australian Veterinary Association

Capricorn Pastoral

Cattle Council of Australia

Edwards Livestock Company Pty Ltd

Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd

EMS Rural Exports Pty Ltd

Goat Industry Council of Australia

Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Government of Brunei Darussalam

Government of the Republic of Indonesia

Government of the State of Israel

Government of Japan

Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Government of Kuwait

Government of Malaysia

Government of the Republic of Mauritius

Government of the Sultanate of Oman

Government of the Republic of the Philippines

Government of Qatar

Government of the Republic of Singapore

Government of Turkey

Government of the United Arab Emirates

Government of Vietnam

Halleen Australasian Livestock Traders Pty Ltd

Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Water (Tasmania)

Hon. John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture (Queensland)

Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Primary Industries (New South Wales)

Hon. Ken Baston MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food (Western Australia)

Hon. Leon Bignell MP, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (South Australia)

Hon. Peter Walsh MP, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security (Victoria)

Hon. Willem Rudolf Westra van Holthe MLA, Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries (Northern Territory)

Independent Livestock Services Pty Ltd

International Livestock Export Pty Ltd

Kennedy Creek Livestock

Lembiru Livestock Pty Ltd

LiveCorp

Livestock SA

Livestock Shipping Services Pty Ltd

Meat and Livestock Australia

Mr Harold Mitchell

National Farmers Federation

North Australian Cattle Company Pty Ltd

Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association

Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association

New South Wales Farmers Association

P & D Exports Pty Ltd

Pastoralist and Graziers Association of WA (Western Beef and Sheep Producers Committee)

Queensland Farmers Association

RSPCA Australia

Sheepmeat Council of Australia

South East Asian Livestock Services Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Victorian Farmers Federation

Western Australian Farmers Federation

Wellard Rural Exports Pty Ltd

Western Australian Livestock Exporters Association

World Society for the Protection of Animals

(ii) Yes. All submissions received were considered as part of the process.

(d) The report, which will be a retrospective document that analyses the effects of ESCAS on animal welfare and trade, will be made publicly available on the department's website.