• 27 Jul
    Livestock exporters welcome ASEL review

    AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have welcomed confirmation today that the Federal Government will conduct a formal review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). ASEL governs the handling of animals in Australia’s livestock export supply chain from […]

  • 12 Jul
    Livestock exporters to dig deep for charity

    TWO very worthy charitable causes with strong links to rural and regional communities – Ronald McDonald House Perth and St John Ambulance – are set to benefit from the generosity of Australian livestock exporters at the industry’s annual Gala […]

  • 19 Jun
    Unworkable beef labelling proposal lacks merit

    THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has questioned the practical application of meat marketing industry reforms flagged today by the Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie MP. ALEC CEO Simon Westaway said while the livestock industry welcomed Ms Sharkie’s […]

  • 31 May
    Process to implement statutory Dairy Cattle Export Charge commences

    THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has commenced a process to implement a statutory Dairy Cattle Export Charge at a rate of $6 per head. The consultation period for the proposed statutory charge, which has now commenced, will conclude […]

  • 9 May
    Livestock exporters welcome Federal commitment for LGAP implementation

    AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have welcomed confirmation in the 2017/18 Federal Budget of $8.3 million over four years in Commonwealth funding to support the future implementation of the Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP). LGAP is a proposed global conformity assessment […]

  • 4 May
    WA set to host annual livestock export industry conference

    AUSTRALIA’s annual livestock export industry conference, LIVEXchange 2017, will be held on November 15-16 at the Crown Towers in Perth. To be hosted by the Western Australian Livestock Export Association (WALEA), in conjunction with the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council […]

  • 2 May
    Livestock exporters welcome Australian Farm Institute report

    THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has welcomed the release of a new report providing a detailed analysis of Australia’s $2 billion-plus livestock export industry. The research report, Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Australian Livestock Export Industry, was undertaken by […]

  • 23 Mar
    ALEC welcomes regulatory performance report

    Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has welcomed the latest regulatory performance report from the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR), released this week, which reflects the strong commitment in improved animal welfare shared between livestock exporters and DAWR. […]

  • 20 Mar
    Latest push for live trade ban ignores animal welfare imperative

    Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council CEO, Simon Westaway, the body representing the nation’s $2 billion livestock export trade that forms part of a national $18 billion red meat industry, has responded strongly to outlandish criticisms made against it in Federal […]

  • 25 Feb
    Indonesia’s live cattle reforms strengthen trade relationship

    AUSTRALIAN Livestock Exporters’ Council Chairman, Hon Simon Crean, has welcomed the Indonesian Government’s significant live cattle trade reforms, announced today (Saturday). Confirmation of the changes coincides with today’s meeting with Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita in Sydney, attended by […]