Live export recommendations

30 Mar, 2013 01:00 AM
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SEVEN recommendations will be made to the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) and Governments following the release of a review into the Fremantle Port.

The review was done as a result of the Bill Farmer Review into live exports in 2011.

Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig said the recommendations had been made for improvements to processes, many of which addressed broader issues across Australia's live animal export industry.

"It is appropriate that those recommendations, five in total, be considered as part of the ASEL review," he said.

Minister Ludwig said the reporting deadline for the ASEL Review had been extended to April 30, 2013, to allow for the referral.

"This Government is committed to working with producers and exporters to deliver improved animal welfare outcomes and secure a strong future for the live export trade," he said.

"The remaining two recommendations from the Fremantle Review will be addressed separately in collaboration with industry."

p Industry's response to the Fremantle Review will be in next week's Farm Weekly. The Fremantle Review is available at www.daff.gov.au.

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