WESTERN Australian sheep producers are to be given more opportunities to have their say on the Australian Government proposed phasing out live sheep exports by sea.
The independent panel is returning to Perth and regional Western Australia from Monday 19 June to Friday 23 June. Public forums will occur during the week.
The first attempts to hold invitation-only public forums by the government’s independent panel met considerable stakeholder criticism.
The government has committed to the trade phaseout, and that it will not take place during this current term of the Australian Parliament to give individuals and businesses time to prepare for a transition away from live sheep exports by sea.
The phase out does not apply to other livestock export industries, such as live cattle exports, nor does it apply to live sheep exports by air.
|Geraldton||Multi-purpose Centre, 248 Marine Tce Geraldton||Monday 19 June||10:00am – 11:45am|
31 Bates St Merredin
|Tuesday 20 June||12:00pm – 1:45pm|
|Kondinin||Kondinin Town Hall,
3/5 Gordon St
|Wednesday 21 June||10:00am – 11:45am|
|Lake Grace||Sports Pavilion,
Bishop St Lake Grace
|Wednesday 21 June||3:00pm – 4:45pm|
|Darkan||Darkan Town Hall,
|Thursday 22 June||10:00am – 11:45pm|
2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley
|Friday 23 June||11:00am – 12:45pm|
More than 300 people attended eight recent public virtual forums on Friday 12 May and Monday 15 May 2023.
Those who were unable to attend either of the Teams live broadcast forums and view the videos click here.