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Live cattle trade to Indonesia - statistics
Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 9 August 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney
LIVE CATTLE TRADE TO INDONESIA — STATISTICS
Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Child Protection representing the Minister for Agriculture and
(1) How many cattle were exported to Indonesia from Western Australia for breeding purposes —
(a) to date in 2011;
(b) in 2010; and
(c) in 2009?
(2) Where in Indonesia do those cattle go?
(3) Does the Minister know —
(a) how those cattle are transported in Indonesia, on land and between islands; and
(b) where they are kept for breeding purposes?
(4) If no to 3(a) and (b), why not?
(5) If yes to 3(a), can the Minister give an assurance to the House that the conditions of transport would
satisfy Australian standards of animal welfare?
(6) If yes to 3(b) —
(a) are the places at which the cattle are kept regularly inspected, and if so, by whom?
(b) can the Minister give an assurance to the House that the conditions in which the cattle are kept
would satisfy Australian standards of animal welfare?
(7) If no to (5), in what ways do the conditions in which the cattle are transported fall short of those
(8) If no to (6)(a), why not?
(9) If no to (6)(b), in what ways do the conditions in which the cattle are kept fall short of those standards?
(10) Where are the cattle and their calves that are sent to Indonesia for breeding purposes ultimately
(11) Can the Minister give an assurance to the House that the conditions in the slaughterhouses at which the
cattle and their calves are slaughtered would satisfy Australian standards of animal welfare?
(12) If no to (11), in what ways do the conditions at those slaughterhouses fall short of those standards?
Hon ROBYN McSWEENEY replied:
(1) (a) None
(c) 44 purebred beef breeding cattle
(2) According to official Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures 29 were discharged at the port of
Jakarta/Tanjung Priok and 15 were discharged at what ABS categorises as "Other and Unspec Ports —
(3) (a)–(b) No
(4) The Western Australian Government is responsible for the welfare of animals within its
jurisdiction. The Western Australian Government does not monitor the welfare or location of animals
outside its jurisdiction.
(5)–(9) Not applicable.
(10) Please refer to part (4).
(11) The locations are not known so no such assurance can be given.
(12) The locations are not known so no comment can be made.