Review of live sheep exports by sea to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer

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We are reviewing the regulatory settings for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The review builds on an independent review of the conditions for the export of sheep (the McCarthy review) in 2018 and a regulation impact statement process completed in 2020.

The review considers voyage outcomes and the appropriateness of the current regulatory settings applying to live sheep exports during the Northern Hemisphere summer in reducing the occurrence of heat stress and heat stress-related mortalities. The report also considers the efficacy of the current regulatory settings in ensuring the sustainability of the live sheep export industry.

As part of the current review, we have produced a draft report for your feedback. The draft report is informed by:

  • voyage data and reports
  • scientific literature, and
  • Bureau of Meteorology data and climate analysis

Your feedback will ensure that the final report addresses all relevant aspects of temperature stress in relation to the export of live sheep to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

To have your say:

  • read the draft report
  • provide your feedback by making a written submission by 5pm (AEDT), 28 January 2022

We are reviewing the regulatory settings for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The review builds on an independent review of the conditions for the export of sheep (the McCarthy review) in 2018 and a regulation impact statement process completed in 2020.

The review considers voyage outcomes and the appropriateness of the current regulatory settings applying to live sheep exports during the Northern Hemisphere summer in reducing the occurrence of heat stress and heat stress-related mortalities. The report also considers the efficacy of the current regulatory settings in ensuring the sustainability of the live sheep export industry.

As part of the current review, we have produced a draft report for your feedback. The draft report is informed by:

  • voyage data and reports
  • scientific literature, and
  • Bureau of Meteorology data and climate analysis

Your feedback will ensure that the final report addresses all relevant aspects of temperature stress in relation to the export of live sheep to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

To have your say:

  • read the draft report
  • provide your feedback by making a written submission by 5pm (AEDT), 28 January 2022