Live sheep exports to the Middle East

The department is conducting a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) process to analyse the economic and regulatory impacts of policy options for the future regulation of live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East. The final RIS will outline the department’s recommendations to the government.

To initiate the RIS process, we have drafted a discussion paper outlining some initial policy option ideas.

These have been developed after considering information available to the Department of Agriculture including:

We are seeking your feedback on how these options might impact you, your business or community. The department also invites you to share any alternative policy ideas that you believe should be considered for the development of the RIS.

Your feedback will be taken into account when drafting the RIS. The draft RIS will be released for further public consultation in the near future.

Make a submission

To have your say:

  • read the Policy options discussion paper
  • consider the questions posed in the survey
  • respond to the questions and/or upload a written submission in one of the following formats:
    • Microsoft Word document – DOC or DOCX
    • PDF
    • JPEG.

Submissions close 28 October 2019.

Next steps

After submissions close, we will consider your feedback, and then develop a draft RIS.

The draft RIS will be released for further public consultation.

After this, we will release a final policy recommendation.

The aim of this RIS process is to determine a reasonable regulatory approach which maintains a viable sheep export trade and supports animal welfare outcomes. We intend to complete the RIS process in March 2020.

The department is conducting a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) process to analyse the economic and regulatory impacts of policy options for the future regulation of live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East. The final RIS will outline the department’s recommendations to the government.

To initiate the RIS process, we have drafted a discussion paper outlining some initial policy option ideas.

These have been developed after considering information available to the Department of Agriculture including:

We are seeking your feedback on how these options might impact you, your business or community. The department also invites you to share any alternative policy ideas that you believe should be considered for the development of the RIS.

Your feedback will be taken into account when drafting the RIS. The draft RIS will be released for further public consultation in the near future.

Make a submission

To have your say:

  • read the Policy options discussion paper
  • consider the questions posed in the survey
  • respond to the questions and/or upload a written submission in one of the following formats:
    • Microsoft Word document – DOC or DOCX
    • PDF
    • JPEG.

Submissions close 28 October 2019.

Next steps

After submissions close, we will consider your feedback, and then develop a draft RIS.

The draft RIS will be released for further public consultation.

After this, we will release a final policy recommendation.

The aim of this RIS process is to determine a reasonable regulatory approach which maintains a viable sheep export trade and supports animal welfare outcomes. We intend to complete the RIS process in March 2020.