Progress on Moss Review recommendations

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This review was conducted by the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports and is now closed.

The inspector-general reviewed the progress of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in implementing the 31 recommendations of the independent Review of Regulatory Capability and Culture of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Regulation of Live Animal Exports (Moss review).

Scope

All 31 recommendations of the Moss Review were supported or supported in principle by the department.

In October 2019, the department published an implementation progress report. The report described progress made against all recommendations. It indicated that:

  • 15 were completed
  • 11 were in progress
  • 5 were ongoing.

This report was the basis of this submission process.

Your feedback

The inspector-general sought submissions from those involved, or with an interest, in livestock exports. Submissions closed on 8 September 2020. Thank you to those who provided feedback. The inspector-general received 12 submissions in total. You can read the 11 non-confidential, publicly available submissions on this consultation page and our website. One submission was confidential.

The inspector-general has reviewed your feedback as part of its final review and provided recommendations to the Australian Government and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This review examined the department’s progress with implementing the Moss Review recommendations, and considered:

  • the department’s formal response to each recommendation
  • subsequent actions against each recommendation
  • key deliverables since the release of the Moss Review
  • progress of implementation of recommendations.

The reviews finding are detailed in the Implementation of Moss Review recommendations progress 2020 report. The report covers the key topics the inspector-general heard were important to you including regulatory practices, infrastructure and engagement.

The report provides 4 recommendations. These include:

  • moving to an annual update of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock
  • improvements to the department’s ICT infrastructure for live animal exports
  • developing detailed business process maps
  • addressing the challenges of dispersed regulatory functions across the department.

The inspector-general is independent of the department. We are using this platform to consult and collect submissions relating to this review. The department does not have access to your information or submissions collected through this platform.



This review was conducted by the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports and is now closed.

The inspector-general reviewed the progress of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in implementing the 31 recommendations of the independent Review of Regulatory Capability and Culture of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Regulation of Live Animal Exports (Moss review).

Scope

All 31 recommendations of the Moss Review were supported or supported in principle by the department.

In October 2019, the department published an implementation progress report. The report described progress made against all recommendations. It indicated that:

  • 15 were completed
  • 11 were in progress
  • 5 were ongoing.

This report was the basis of this submission process.

Your feedback

The inspector-general sought submissions from those involved, or with an interest, in livestock exports. Submissions closed on 8 September 2020. Thank you to those who provided feedback. The inspector-general received 12 submissions in total. You can read the 11 non-confidential, publicly available submissions on this consultation page and our website. One submission was confidential.

The inspector-general has reviewed your feedback as part of its final review and provided recommendations to the Australian Government and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This review examined the department’s progress with implementing the Moss Review recommendations, and considered:

  • the department’s formal response to each recommendation
  • subsequent actions against each recommendation
  • key deliverables since the release of the Moss Review
  • progress of implementation of recommendations.

The reviews finding are detailed in the Implementation of Moss Review recommendations progress 2020 report. The report covers the key topics the inspector-general heard were important to you including regulatory practices, infrastructure and engagement.

The report provides 4 recommendations. These include:

  • moving to an annual update of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock
  • improvements to the department’s ICT infrastructure for live animal exports
  • developing detailed business process maps
  • addressing the challenges of dispersed regulatory functions across the department.

The inspector-general is independent of the department. We are using this platform to consult and collect submissions relating to this review. The department does not have access to your information or submissions collected through this platform.