On 12 February 2019, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 19 August 2019.
Submissions should be received by 5 April 2019.
The feasibility of a National Horse Traceability Register for all horses, with particular reference to:
- the existence and adequacy of state or industry-based registers;
- the benefits of a national register, including for animal welfare, biosecurity safety (including for the prevention and management of Emergency Animal Diseases, such as equine influenza and African Horse Sickness), backyard breeding and the integrity of trade in horses;
- overseas models of national tracking systems for horses;
- funding, enforcement and penalty implications; and
- any related matters.