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This instrument prohibits the holder of a sheep export licence from exporting a consignment of live sheep from Australia on a vessel travelling by sea during the period of 1 June 2019 and 31 August 2019 inclusive if the intended voyage were to travel through waters in the Arabian Sea north of latitude 11o N at any time during the voyage. This prohibition is intended to ensure the long term sustainability of the live-export trade by prohibiting the export of live sheep by sea where the protection of the health, condition and welfare of sheep during the hottest months of the northern hemisphere summer cannot be assured.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 01 Apr 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
Tabled Senate03-Apr-2019
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Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry (Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer) Order 2019

I, Daryl Quinlivan, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, make the following order.

Dated   25 March 2019

Daryl Quinlivan

Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Prohibition of export of sheep during June to August 2019.......................................... 1

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Prohibition of Export of Sheep by Sea to Middle East—Northern Summer) Order 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

2 April 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 17 of the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997.

live‑stock export licence has the meaning given by section 7 of the Act.

sheep export licence means a live‑stock export licence granted under Part 2 of the Act to export sheep from Australia.

5  Prohibition of export of sheep during June to August 2019

             (1)  The holder of a sheep export licence must not export a consignment of sheep from Australia by sea on a vessel:

                     (a)  that leaves an Australian port during the period starting at the start of 1 June 2019 and ending at the end of 31 August 2019; and

                     (b)  that will travel, or travels, through waters in the Arabian Sea north of latitude 11°N at any time during its voyage.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, subsection (1) applies whether or not the vessel will transport, or is transporting, live‑stock other than sheep.

Note 1:       A sheep export licence is subject to the condition that the holder of the licence must comply with this instrument (see paragraph 17(5)(a) of the Act).

Note 2:       The holder of a sheep export licence may commit an offence if the holder contravenes a condition of the licence either intentionally or being reckless as to the condition (see subsection 54(3) of the Act).