Feasibility of a national horse traceability register for all horses

November 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-024-0

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Executive Summary

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Note of references
  Structure of the report
  Australian horse population
  Principles of animal traceability
  Discussions about horse traceability in Australia
  Support for equine traceability

Chapter 2—Animal traceability in Australia

  Horse identification and registration in Australia's jurisdictions
  Horse industry registers
  Existing livestock traceability systems in Australia

Chapter 3—Support and functionality for horse traceability

  Support for horse traceability
  Potential functions of a traceability system
  International comparisons

Chapter 4—Framework for horse traceability

  Key considerations and challenges

Chapter 5—Committee views and recommendations

  General comments
  Biosecurity function (see Chapter 3)
  Data requirements (see Chapter 3)
  Potential secondary functions (see Chapter 3)
  Key challenges ahead (see Chapter 4)
  Access, privacy and oversight (see Chapter 4)
  Compliance, enforcement and education (see Chapter 4)
  Horse traceability trial (see Chapter 4)

Government members additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Appendix 3—Property, horse identification and movement requirements in Australian jurisdictions

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511