Legislative Council: Tuesday, October 17, 2023


Feral Dogs

In reply to the Hon. C. BONAROS ().12 September 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

The government of South Australia works within the scope of nationally endorsed Codes of Practice and standard operating procedures for all pest management programs, using best-practice methods to ensure the highest possible welfare outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

Nationally endorsed codes of practice and standard operating procedures undergo extensive consultation with all jurisdictions, the Australian Government and animal welfare agencies before being endorsed by the Environment and Invasives Committee, which is a subcommittee of the National Biosecurity Committee, and subsequent publication on the PestSmart website.

The requirements outlined in the nationally endorsed codes of practice need to be followed in all jurisdictions, unless a particular jurisdiction has its own code of practice for a particular pest species.