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Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council welcomes the bill passing Senate today for an independent Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports to oversee regulation of the industry

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) supports and welcomes today’s bill passed in the Senate to establish the Inspector General for Live Animal Exports. This legislation is further proof of this government’s continued commitment to supporting and improving the trade.


“Australia’s livestock export system is world leading and supports thousands of jobs, especially in our regional areas. The appointment of the Inspector-General will only enhance our systems and improve regulator performance and provide the community with further transparency and assurance around the livestock export industry.”

“ALEC would like to congratulate the Hon Bridget McKenzie for receiving cross senate support. The support shown today for the bill means there will also be a better process in place for an independent review of the Department of Agriculture’s application of the regulations and reflects clear alignment in terms of industry reform and enhancing regulatory transparency.” says ALEC CEO Mark Harvey-Sutton.

“The livestock export industry is determined to continually achieve improvements in the industry’s sustainability and animal welfare outcomes, building on the genuine care producers, exporters and importers have for the animals in the supply chains. The industry stands ready to assist in any way.” says Mr Harvey-Sutton.


Annie Frisch
Communications and Media Director
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council
0476 844 886