The Australian Government made a commitment to strengthen animal welfare and increase accountability and transparency for animal welfare in livestock exports.
This will be implemented by expanding the current office of the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports to include animal welfare related objectives and expertise, forming an Inspector General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports (IGAWLAE).
The implementation of this commitment will be progressed as soon as possible after consideration of your feedback.
Consultation on the role of the IGAWLAE was open from 2 February to 9 March 2023. Feedback will be considered and will inform finalisation of the role of the IGAWLAE.