Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022


Live Animal Export

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15 June 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I thank the honourable member for her question and provide the following response:

The responsibility for exported animals and products lies with the federal agricultural minister. Every six months, the federal agricultural minister must table in parliament a report that includes livestock mortalities on every sea voyage. The report is compiled from information provided to the department by the ships' masters, as required by the Marine Orders Part 43 under subsection 425(1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912. These reports are available at Reports to Parliament—DAWE.

No live export ships have left a South Australian port in the last reportable year, so PIRSA cannot report on the South Australian figures.