Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice

Live Animal Exports

2:42 pm

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian live export trade to Indonesia and other markets continues to support jobs, families and communities right across regional Australia. The government's reforms place animal welfare at the heart of the live export trade. This new system does provide to the supply chain with a range of support for the control of the animals that leave Australia for foreign markets. We have a system in place that identifies us, to ensure that we have secure supply chains. Those opposite are arguing against a secure supply chain. What they want is poor animal welfare outcomes. (Time expired)


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