Public hearing - Canberra, Friday 5 February 2010

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

Public hearing - Canberra, Friday 5 February 2010

Committee Room 2S3 – Parliament House
CANBERRA

Time

Witness

Sub No.

9.00 am

Australian Beef Association
Mr Brad Bellinger, Chairman
Mr John Carter, Director

6

9:30 am

Dr Bob Steel
Veterinary Surgeon

7, 7a and
7b

10:00 am

Morning tea

 

10.15 am

Dr Andrew Lavender
President, Australian Medical Association (SA)

 

11.00 am

Professor John Mathews
Consultant engaged to undertake the Review of Scientific Evidence to Inform Australia's Policy on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)

 

11.45 am

Lunch Break

 

1:00 pm

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (including Biosecurity Services Group)
Mr Paul Morris, Executive Manager, Trade and Market Access
Mr Greg Read, Executive Manager, Biosecurity Services Group Food
Dr Andy Carroll, Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr Bob Biddle, General Manager, Animal Health Programs
Dr Andrew Cupit, Biosecurity Services Group, Animal Division

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr Tim Yeend, First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations
Ms Caroline McCarthy, Director, Food Trade and Quarantine Section, Office of Trade Negotiations
Ms Julia O'Brien, Executive Officer, WTO Trade Law Branch, Office of Trade Negotiations

Department of Health and Ageing (including Food Standards Australia New Zealand)
Professor Jim Bishop, Chief Medical Officer
Professor John Mathews, Consultant engaged to undertake the Review of Scientific Evidence to Inform Australia's Policy on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)
Ms Mary McDonald, First Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Policy and Governance Division
Mr Andrew Bartholomaeus, General Manager, Risk Management, Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Ms Amanda Hill, Manager, Food Safety, Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Mr Steve McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

4

 

 

 

3

 

 

2

3:00 pm

Adjournment of Hearing

 

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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