Terms of Reference

The feasibility of a National Horse Traceability Register for all horses, with particular reference to:

  1. the existence and adequacy of state or industry-based registers;
  2. 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;
  3. overseas models of national tracking systems for horses;
  4. funding, enforcement and penalty implications; and
  5. any related matters.

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