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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 05:42:46 PM »
Fitzgibbon should know from HIS OWN ELECTORATE the impact of the showdowns in meat processing because of this atrocity.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 05:40:33 PM »
$1.8 milllion for supply chain

THE Rudd Government will deliver $1.8 million for seven projects to improve animal welfare in Australia’s overseas livestock export markets, the Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon said in Darwin on Wednesday. 

“The seven projects announced help ensure a bright future for our domestic industry by focusing on strengthening animal welfare outcomes in supply chains," Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon said.

   “The seven projects announced help ensure a bright future for our domestic industry by focusing on strengthening animal welfare outcomes in supply chains,


“The Rudd Government is funding the projects to improve animal welfare conditions in countries that import our livestock and to help assure a strong future for Australia’s cattle industry,” Minister Fitzgibbon said.

“Our regulatory framework, the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS), puts animal welfare at the centre of the livestock export trade.

“By working with exporters to improve and strengthen implementation of animal welfare standards in supply chains, the government is ensuring a strong future for the industry which contributes about $1 billion a year to Australia’s economy and supports 10,000 jobs in rural and regional communities.

“ESCAS has been the most significant reform the live export industry has ever seen and makes Australia’s system the best in the world in terms of animal welfare outcomes.

“Exporters are responsible for making sure animals in their supply chains are treated in line with internationally accepted animal welfare standards and that means working with supply chains overseas to improve their practices.

“To achieve these standards we need investment in Australia and overseas and this is a shared effort with industry.
 
“The seven projects announced today help ensure a bright future for our domestic industry by focusing on strengthening animal welfare outcomes in supply chains.

“For example, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will receive $707,000 to expand delivery of its training on animal welfare standards in Australia’s overseas livestock export markets.

“Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) also have each been funded to deliver projects in Australia and overseas including the development of a training module for auditors and translation of standard operating procedures and other materials.”

18 Jul, 2013

http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/livestock/cattle-beef/18m-for-export-chain/2664798.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
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