Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock by sea

​The review of standards for the export of livestock by sea is complete. It was undertaken in two stages, with three consultation periods.

  • Stage 1 of the review — included feedback on a proposed reformatted standards and an issues paper seeking comment on the issues it should address during future stages of the review.
  • Stage 2 of the review — included feedback on an issues paper and draft standards, then a draft report and further working draft of the reformatted standards.

Final report and departmental response

You can now read the final report, working draft reformatted standards and our response to the committee’s recommendations.

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DocumentPagesFile size
Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock: Sea Transport - Final report PDF1054.9 MB
Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock: Sea Transport - Final report DOCX105973 KB
Working draft reformatted Standards PDF703.1 MB
Working draft reformatted Standards DOCX702.6 MB
Departmental response PDF18693 KB
Departmental response DOCX18147 KB

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Stage 1 of the review

In Stage 1 of the review, the committee sought feedback on:

  • proposed reformatted version of the standards
  • an issues paper.

Submissions were sought between 6 February and 20 March 2018. Thank you to those who provided comments, views and information during this period.

Work plan and reformatted standards

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Stage 1: Improvements and work plan PDF 161.1 MB
Stage 1: Improvements and work plan DOCX 16857 KB
Stage 1: Reformatted standards PDF 652.2 MB
Stage 1: Reformatted standards DOCX 65734 KB

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Submissions received

The committee received 19 submissions from individuals, businesses, industry, animal welfare organisations and government departments. The committee used the submissions to recommend format improvements for the standards and set the direction for the rest of the review.

Read the non-confidential submissions.​

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Agriculture Victoria PDF486 KB
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council PDF33140 KB
Australian Veterinary Association PDF6456 KB
Cattle Council of Australia PDF2220 KB
Deer Industry Association of Australia PDF2358 KB
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources PDF3734 KB
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia1
LiveCorp PDF511.2 MB
LiveShip PDF342 KB
Michael Ryan PDF1043.4 MB
Pastoralists and Graziers Association, Western Australia PDF4388 KB
RSPCA PDF20482 KB
Sentient PDF3181 KB
Song Fountains PDF2119 KB
Sheep Producers Australia PDF21.4 MB
Stop Live Exports PDF3474 KB
Townsville Against Live Exports PDF2151 KB
Vets Against Live Exports PDF8271 KB
Wellard Rural Exports PDF2331 KB

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Stage 2 of the review

During stage 2, the committee conducted two rounds of consultation:

  • Consultation round 1 — on an issues paper and draft standards
  • Consultation round 2 — on a draft report and further working draft of the reformatted standards.

Issues paper and draft standards

Stage 2 of the review began in August 2018.

In the issues paper, the Technical Advisory Committee posed a series of questions on key issues identified in stage 1 of the review.

Submissions were sought between 23 August and 19 September 2018.

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Stage 2 – Issues Paper PDF

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2.3 MB

Stage 2 – Issues Paper DOCX

70

2.8 MB

Stage 2 – Endorsed reformatted standards PDF643.3 MB
Stage 2 – Endorsed reformatted standards DOCX642.8 MB

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Submissions received – issues paper and draft standards

The committee received 41 submissions from individuals, businesses, industry, animal welfare organisations and government departments.

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Adrian Baker PDF5116 KB
Agforce Queensland PDF5792 KB
Agriculture Victoria PDF15296 KB
Animals Australia PDF29780 KB
Anonymous 1 PDF144 KB
Anonymous 2 PDF180 KB
Anonymous 3 PDF2108 KB
Anonymous 4 PDF140 KB
Australian Ethical Investment PDF5396 KB
Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) PDF8252 KB
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) PDF1022.5 MB
Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) PDF461.5 MB
Cattle Council of Australia PDF10324 KB
Consolidated Pastoral Company PDF17244 KB
Ecana International PDF3492 KB
Group of Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians PDF561.1 MB
Harmony Agriculutre and Food PDF160 KB
Harvey Benton PDF144 KB
Jan Kendall PDF4116 KB
LiveCorp PDF441.4 MB
LiveCorp supplementary submission PDF81.2 MB
NSW Farmers’ Association PDF6516 KB
Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association PDF1186 KB
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia PDF3212 KB
PETA Australia PDF248 KB
RSPCA Australia PDF17896 KB
Sentient PDF171.1 MB
Sheep Producers Australia PDF4292 KB
The Hon Mark Furner MP PDF168 KB
The Hon Rick Mazza MLC PDF180 KB
Townsville Against Live Export (TALE) PDF3152 KB
Vets Against Live Export (VALE PDF12124 KB
Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development PDF35992 KB
WAFarmers PDF584 KB
Western Australian Livestock Exporters’ Association PDF1628 KB

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Draft report

On 31 October 2018, the Technical Advisory Committee released:

  • a draft report on its review of the standards as they relate to exports by sea
  • a further version of the reformatted standards for consultation.

Submissions were sought between 31 October 2018 and 27 November 2018.

In developing the draft report, the committee drew on a literature review and information provided in submissions to the issues paper.

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Stage 2 – Draft report PDF872.2 MB
Stage 2 – Draft report DOCX 871.1 MB
Stage 2 – Working draft reformatted standards PDF643.3 MB
Stage 2 – Working draft reformatted standards DOCX642.8 MB
Literature review PDF1051.6 MB

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Submissions received – draft report

The committee received 276 submissions from individuals, businesses, industry, animal welfare organisations and government departments.

Read the non-confidential submissions.

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Agforce Queensland PDF7624 KB
Alexsandra Poros DOC127 KB
Andrew Blease DOC127 KB
Angela Filardi DOCX318 KB
Angus Haigh DOCX315 KB
Animals Defenders Office PDF3481 KB
Animals Australia PDF11598 KB
Animals Feel DOC128 KB
Ann Marie Wylie DOCX320 KB
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) PDF49734 KB
Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) PDF23555 KB
Belinda Ciurleo PDF365 KB
Bev Pope PDF1977 KB
Bronwen Evans DOCX318 KB
Bruce D. Watson PDF3159 KB
Carolyn Jones DOCX317 KB
Cassandra Hannagan DOCX318 KB
Cathy Roberts DOCX317 KB
Cattle Council of Australia PDF8245 KB
Charles Davis PDF3325 KB
Chelsea Livestock Services PDF3195 KB
Cheryl Forrest-Smith DOCX489 KB
Christine Selmes PDF3288 KB
CJ Goudman DOCX217 KB
Colleen Pearson DOCX217 KB
Corinne MacKenzie PDF345 KB
Craig Rogers DOCX317 KB
David Hearne DOCX114 KB
David Ollett RTF359 KB
Dona LaSchiava DOCX317 KB
Ecana International PDF3492 KB
Ellena Johnson PDF565 KB
Emily Cook PDF344 KB
Erna Stein DOCX317 KB
Fiona Sim PDF369 KB
G.E Ashby and Sons DOC357 KB
Glenys Fraser DOCX318 KB
Gwyn Jolley PDF177 KB
Heidi Jenkins DOCX317 KB
Ian Woodgate DOCX317 KB
Jan Kendall PDF16645 KB
Jane Speechley PDF3348 KB
Jayne Stickler DOCX318 KB
Jill Pickering DOCX317 KB
Jo-Anne Oertel DOCX317 KB
Joe Hupp PDF3115 KB
Josephine Norman DOCX320 KB
Karen Eckermann PDF257 KB
Kate McCarthy DOCX318 KB
Kaylene Muller DOCX318 KB
Kerrin Walder DOCX317 KB
Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association PDF5340 KB
Kirstie O’Leary DOCX419 KB
Kris Farley PDF1408 KB
Lawrence and Geraldine Borg DOC127 KB
Lee Hawkins DOC340 KB
Lee Howard DOCX324 KB
Lena Bodin PDF1435 KB
Linda McDowell RTF142 KB
LiveCorp PDF10469 KB
Livestock Express PDF91.2 MB
Lyal Hammond DOCX317 KB
Margaret Evans DOCX317 KB
Mary Forbes DOCX317 KB
Meaghan Hughes DOCX218 KB
Michael Edmund Coates DOCX317 KB
Natasha DOCX317 KB
Nathan Jordon PDF367 KB
Nicola Heywood PDF368 KB
Nicole Luhrs DOCX317 KB
NSW Farmers' Association PDF3240 KB
NT Livestock Exporters Association PDF1461 KB
Onn Ben-David DOCX220 KB
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA PDF5191 KB
Patricia Beer DOCX318 KB
Penny Hocking DOC130 KB
Roslyn Jolly DOCX317 KB
RPSCA PDF26979 KB
RSPCA Supplementary PDF3292 KB
Ruchita Saklani DOCX418 KB
Rural Export and Trading (WA) PDF1114 KB
Salome Argyropoulos DOCX318 KB
Samantha Prentice PDF1129 KB
Sandra Riley DOCX317 KB
Sarah Capo DOCX317 KB
Sarah May DOCX317 KB
Sentient PDF4193 KB
Serica Goodliffe PDF3301 KB
Shanelle DOC127 KB
Sheep Producers Australia PDF5299 KB
Shelley Waite DOCX318 KB
Stella Bartlett DOC127 KB
Stephanie DOCX422 KB
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Susan Beer DOCX318 KB
Susan Guy DOCX317 KB
Susan Kachaniwsky DOC127 KB
Suzanne Goodliffe DOCX317 KB
Taylor PDF1413 KB
Terri Tamlin DOCX115 KB
The NSW Young Lawyers Animal Law Committee DOCX6291 KB
Tim Oseckas PDF144 KB
Tony Beston DOCX317 KB
Tony Tibbs DOCX318 KB
United Beef Breeders DOCX122 KB
Vanessa Cartland PDF370 KB
Vegan Australia PDF1094 KB
Vets Against Live Export (VALE) PDF273.4 MB
Victoria Sundaram DOC127 KB
WA Livestock Exporters Association PDF1141 KB
Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development PDF62.8 MB
Wendy PDF127 KB
Will DOCX112 KB
World Animal Protection DOCX143 KB
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