Australian Standards for the export of livestock- Envorcement

Question Without Notice No. 962 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 September 2009 by Hon Lynn Maclaren

Parliament:
38 Session: 1


AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS FOR THE EXPORT OF LIVESTOCK — ENFORCEMENT

962. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Local Government:

I refer to the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock that are administered by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and cover the entire live export chain from farm to wharf.

(1) How many AQIS staff are currently dedicated to administering and enforcing the ASEL across all ports in Western Australia?

(2) What is the total number of live animals exported and live animal shipments that have left Western Australian ports since July 2005 when the ASEL standards came into effect?

(3) At how many of these loadings was AQIS present?

(4) How many cases has AQIS reported for noncompliance with the ASEL standards since 2005?

Hon SIMON O’BRIEN replied:

On behalf of the minister representing the Minister for Local Government, I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question.

(1)-(4) The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service is a commonwealth government agency; and, as such, it does not fall within the local government portfolio.






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