Submissions to the Review of the Regulatory Capability and Culture of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Regulation of Live Animal Exports

​​The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud MP commissioned a Review of the Regulatory Capability and Culture of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Regulation of Live Animal Exports.  This review was conducted by Mr Philip Moss AM between May – September 2018.

During the review, Mr Moss and the review team engaged with a wide range of stakeholders including departmental officers, the live animal exports industry, animal welfare organisations, producers, and state and territory agencies. Mr Moss also travelled to Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory to meet relevant parties and visit export facilities.

The review received 43 written submissions of which 25 were provided in-confidence. The below 18 submissions were provided by authors who agreed to have their submissions published.

The submissions published on this page are owned by the relevant organisations and individuals, and as such they are responsible for the factual accuracy of these documents at the time of publishing.

Some of the content has been redacted on privacy grounds. The department also reserves the right to not publish any submissions which it deems inappropriate.

The views contained in these submissions represent the views of the authors and are not necessarily those of the department or the Australian Government.

Published submissions may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines as they have not been prepared by the department.


SubmissionPagesFile size
Animals Australia PDF 305.0 MB
Anonymous 1 PDF 2102 KB
Anonymous 2 PDF 297 KB
Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) PDF 11849 KB
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) PDF 91.0 MB
Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) PDF 164.1 MB
C. McQueen PDF 144 KB
Cattle Council of Australia PDF 31.7 MB
Dr Ben-David OAM PDF 8604 KB
G. Walker PDF 1119 KB
LiveCorp PDF 84.1 MB
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) PDF 6677 KB
National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) PDF 4279 KB
Otway Exports PDF 3113 KB
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) PDF 2313.3 MB
Sheep Producers Australia PDF 83.9 MB
Vets Against Live Exports (VALE) PDF 24978 KB
Whistleblowers Australia PDF 3948 KB
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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