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 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 is being progressed.
Consultation on the role of the IGAWLAE was open from 2 February to 9 March 2023. Feedback has been considered and is informing finalisation of the role of the IGAWLAE. A thematic consultation summary is now available.
Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports: Thematic Consultation Summary (PDF 196 KB)
Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports: Thematic Consultation Summary (DOCX 213 MB)
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