The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government’s decision to relax import restrictions on beef

The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government’s decision to relax import restrictions on beef

18 March 2010

© Commonwealth of Australia 2010
ISBN 978-1-74229-266-3

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 9KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background to the inquiry (PDF 100KB)

Introduction
Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
The report
Acknowledgements
A note on references

 
Chapter 2 - Background to the decision to review Australia's policy for the importation of beef and beef product (PDF 223KB)

Introduction
Proposal to change Australia's BSE food safety policy

 
Chapter 3 - The policy review process and implementation of the revised policy (PDF 159KB)

Introduction
Scientific review – human health
Assessment of the risk to animal health
Consultation
Implementation of the policy
Country of origin labelling

 
Chapter 4 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 211KB)

Consultation
Scientific review
Import risk analysis
The import protocols
Parliamentary scrutiny
Country of origin labelling
Ministerial request for import risk analysis for beef imports

 
Dissenting Report by Government Senators - 1. Rationale for the policy change (PDF 225KB)

Economic consequences of the policy change
Human health
Animal health

 
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 17KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 17KB)

MONDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2009
FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2010
MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2010
THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2010

 
APPENDIX 3 - Food Standard 2.2.1 Meat and Meat Products (PDF 9KB)
 
APPENDIX 4* (PDF 1013KB)

Letter from the Hon. Simon Crean MP, Minister for Trade to the
Hon. John Cobb, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry,
dated 25 February 2010.


*PDF Format Only


For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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