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Animal welfare efforts gain $256,000 funding boost

The Coalition Government is funding a new programme to enhance the knowledge of independent auditors who assess the treatment and handling of Australian livestock overseas.

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce announced that the Coalition Government has provided Meat and Livestock Australia with $256,000 funding to deliver the training programme in South-East Asia and the Middle East.

Funding for the project comes from the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy and was included in the 2014-15 Budget.

For more information see the Minister for Agriculture’s press release – Animal welfare efforts gain $256,000 funding boost