Monitoring and reporting during livestock export voyages survey

The Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports (IGLAE) reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment's requirements for monitoring and reporting during livestock export voyages by sea.

The IGLAE asked for feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of monitoring and reporting.

How you had your say

The IGLAE asked for feedback from those involved or interested in livestock exports by sea. This included:

  • Peak bodies
  • Livestock exporters
  • Animal welfare organizations
  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians
  • Academics
  • Stockpersons
  • Master of vessels
  • Government agencies
  • Vessel owners and operators

The IGLAE gathered Information through one-on-one meetings and written submissions.

Meetings

The IGLAE met with a range of stakeholders in:

  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Perth, WA
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Darwin, NT

Final report

The IGLAE released the final report, Monitoring and reporting during livestock export voyages, on 3 March 2020.

The IGLAE found that the department should:

  • focus on increasing transparency
  • improve their clarity of purpose
  • target regulatory effort on preventing and mitigating the risk of harm to animals.
  • They recommended more effective use of sanctions to ensure the delivery of firm and fair regulation that is critical to community trust and confidence in industry.

They also recommended improvements to the quality, standards and analysis of reported data.

The report supported the department’s decision to continue to deploy Independent Observers as part of a risk-based compliance monitoring program.

Increased support for, and scrutiny of, Australian Government accredited veterinarians was also recommended.

Read the full report

Submissions

The IGLAE received 13 submissions in total.

Read the non-confidential submissions.

The Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports (IGLAE) reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment's requirements for monitoring and reporting during livestock export voyages by sea.

The IGLAE asked for feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of monitoring and reporting.

How you had your say

The IGLAE asked for feedback from those involved or interested in livestock exports by sea. This included:

  • Peak bodies
  • Livestock exporters
  • Animal welfare organizations
  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians
  • Academics
  • Stockpersons
  • Master of vessels
  • Government agencies
  • Vessel owners and operators

The IGLAE gathered Information through one-on-one meetings and written submissions.

Meetings

The IGLAE met with a range of stakeholders in:

  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Perth, WA
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Darwin, NT

Final report

The IGLAE released the final report, Monitoring and reporting during livestock export voyages, on 3 March 2020.

The IGLAE found that the department should:

  • focus on increasing transparency
  • improve their clarity of purpose
  • target regulatory effort on preventing and mitigating the risk of harm to animals.
  • They recommended more effective use of sanctions to ensure the delivery of firm and fair regulation that is critical to community trust and confidence in industry.

They also recommended improvements to the quality, standards and analysis of reported data.

The report supported the department’s decision to continue to deploy Independent Observers as part of a risk-based compliance monitoring program.

Increased support for, and scrutiny of, Australian Government accredited veterinarians was also recommended.

Read the full report

Submissions

The IGLAE received 13 submissions in total.

Read the non-confidential submissions.