Public hearing - Canberra, Friday 14 May 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 14 May 2010

Committee Room 2R1
Parliament House



Sub No.

8.30 am

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (including Biosecurity Services Group)
Ms Rona Mellor, Deputy Secretary, Biosecurity Services Group
Dr Colin Grant, Chief Executive, Biosecurity Australia
Dr Andy Carroll, Chief Veterinary Officer

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr Remo Moretta, Assistant Secretary, Agriculture and Food Branch
Mr Hamish McCormick, First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations
Ms Jane Parlett, Director Food Trade and Quarantine

Department of Health and Ageing (including Food Standards Australia New Zealand)
Dr Bernie Towler, Principal Medical Adviser
Ms Mary McDonald, First Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Policy and Governance Division
Ms Kylie Jonasson, Assistant Secretary, Research, Regulation and Food Branch
Mr Steve McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer, FSANZ
Ms Amanda Hill, Principal Advisor, Food Safety, FSANZ
Dr Andrew Bartholomaeus, General Manager, Risk Assessment, FSANZ









10.30 am

Dr Alan Fahey


11.15 am

Australian Beef Association
Mr Brad Bellinger, Chairman
Mr Athol Economou, Director (Victoria)


11.45 am

Adjournment of Hearing


Mr Reg Butler, Section Head, One Health, BSG Animal Division
Mr Bill Matthews, Trade and Market Access Division
Dr Andrew Cupit, DAFF
Ms Zoe Macandrew, DOHA

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