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Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines

Question
Mehreen Faruqi 21 Jun 2021

Senator FARUQI (New South Wales) (15:38): I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, by no later than 7.20 pm on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, the latest version of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry produced by the Independent Poultry Welfare Panel and/or the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Senator DUNIAM (Tasmania—Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries and Assistant Minister for Industry Development) (15:38): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator DUNIAM: The poultry panel standards and guidelines are currently under development by an independent expert panel. The most recent draft version has been provided to stakeholders for comment. Over 900 comments on this version have been received. The independent expert panel is reviewing these comments and considering changes to the standards and guidelines as necessary.

Question agreed to.

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