Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Amendment Order 1999 (No. LC1/99)

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Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Amendment Order 1999 (No.  LC1/99)
I, GEOFFREY CHARLES GORRIE, Acting Secretary to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, make this order under section 17 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997.
Dated this 24th day of November 1999.                    
GEOFFREY CHARLES GORRIE
Acting Secretary to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
 

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Amendment Order 1999 (No.  LC1/99)1
made under the
Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
 
 
 
Contents
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              1  Name of Order                                                                                2
              2  Commencement                                                                             2
              3   Amendment of Order No LC2/98                                                      3
Schedule 1   Amendment of Order No. LC2/98                                               3  
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1              Name of order
                This order is the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Amendment Order 1999 (No.  LC1/99).
2              Commencement
                This order commences on gazettal.
3              Amendment of Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Orders 1998
                Schedule 1 amends the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Cattle) Orders 1998 (No. LC2/98).
Schedule 1        Amendments
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(section 3)
[1]         Clause 3, definitions of animal house, AQIS, AQIS certifying officer, competent stock attendant, LEAP, LIVECORP, master, maximum number of cattle, parallel and pen area available
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[2]         Section 4
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4              Export during northern summer of cattle from Australian ports south of 26th parallel
         (1)   This clause applies to the export of cattle by a licensee:
                (a)    from a port in Australia south of 26 south latitude (except export to South East Asia or Japan); and
               (b)    during May, June, July, August, September or October.
         (2)   The licensee must not export cattle:
                (a)    intended for slaughter; and
               (b)    for an individual animal — over 500 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (3)   The licensee must not, without the written consent of the Secretary, export cattle:
                (a)    intended for breeding; and
               (b)    for an individual animal — over 500 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (4)   The licensee must not, without the written consent of the Secretary, export cattle;
                (a)    intended for breeding or slaughter, and
               (b)    for an individual animal — under 150 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (5)   When deciding whether to approve the export of breeding cattle under subclause (3) or (4) the Secretary must give priority to the welfare of the cattle.
         (6)   For each consignment of cattle, the average floor area per animal (excluding spare pens) in an area of the ship where animals are housed must be at least the amount worked out under the following table.
 
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor area per head (m2)
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor area per head (m2)

150–200
0.847
280
1.146

205
0.866
285
1.165

210
0.884
290
1.184

215
0.903
295
1.203

220
0.922
300
1.221

225
0.941
305
1.240

230
0.959
310
1.258

235
0.978
315
1.277

240
0.997
320
1.296

245
1.016
325
1.315

250
1.034
330
1.333

255
1.053
335
1.352

260
1.071
340
1.371

265
1.090
345
1.390

270
1.109
350
1.408

275
1.128
355
1.427

            
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor area per head (m2)
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor area per head (m2)

360
1.445
435
1.805

365
1.464
440
1.824

370
1.483
445
1.844

375
1.502
450
1.863

380
1.520
455
1.883

385
1.539
460
1.902

390
1.558
465
1.922

395
1.613
470
1.941

400
1.668
475
1.961

405
1.688
480
1.980

410
1.707
485
2.000

415
1.727
490
2.019

420
1.746
495
2.039

425
1.766
500
2.059

430
1.785
 
 

         (7)   If the average weight per head of cattle is not a weight mentioned in the table, the minimum floor area per head is the area mentioned for an average weight rounded up to the nearest 5 kg.
         (8)   Breeding cattle of over 500 kg live weight must:
                (a)    be penned separately from other cattle; and
               (b)    each have a minimum pen area of 2.059 m2 plus 0.02 m2 for each 5 kg over 500 kg.
         (9)   Slaughter or breeding cattle under 150 kg live weight must be penned separately from other cattle.
5              Export during northern winter of cattle from Australian ports south of 26th parallel
         (1)   This clause applies to the export of cattle by a licensee:
                (a)    from a port in Australia south of 26 south latitude (except export to South East Asia or Japan); and
               (b)    during November, December, January, February, March or April.
         (2)   The licensee must not export cattle:
                (a)    intended for slaughter; and
               (b)    for an individual animal — over 550 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (3)   The licensee must not, without the written consent of the Secretary, export cattle:
                (a)    intended for breeding; and
               (b)    for an individual animal — over 550 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (4)   The licensee must not, without the written  consent of the Secretary, export cattle:
                (a)    intended for breeding or slaughter, and
               (b)    for an individual animal — under 150 kg live weight when it is loaded.
         (5)   When deciding whether to approve the export of cattle under subclause (3) or (4), the Secretary must give priority to the welfare of the cattle.
         (6)   For each consignment of cattle, the average floor area per animal (excluding spare pens) in an area of the ship where animals are housed must be at least the amount worked out under the following table.
 
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor  area per head (m2)
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor  area per head (m2)

150-200
0.770
305
1.127

205
0.787
310
1.144

210
0.804
315
1.161

215
0.821
320
1.178

220
0.838
325
1.195

225
0.855
330
1.212

230
0.872
335
1.229

235
0.889
340
1.246

240
0.906
345
1.263

245
0.923
350
1.280

250
0.940
355
1.297

255
0.957
360
1.314

260
0.974
365
1.331

265
0.991
370
1.348

270
1.008
375
1.365

275
1.025
380
1.382

280
1.042
385
1.399

285
1.059
390
1.416

290
1.076
395
1.433

295
1.093
400
1.450

300
1.110
405
1.467

            
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor  area per head (m2)
Average weight per head of cattle (kg)
Minimum floor  area per head (m2)

410
1.484
485
1.775

415
1.501
490
1.827

420
1.518
495
1.880

425
1.535
500
1.932

430
1.552
505
1.984

435
1.569
510
2.035

440
1.586
515
2.086

445
1.603
520
2.137

450
1.620
525
2.157

455
1.637
530
2.176

460
1.654
535
2.196

465
1.671
540
2.215

470
1.688
545
2.235

475
1.705
550
2.255

480
1.722
 
 

         (7)   If the average weight per head of cattle is not a weight mentioned in the table, the minimum floor area per head is the area mentioned for an average weight rounded up to the nearest 5 kg.
         (8)   Slaughter or breeding cattle of over 500 kg live weight must be penned separately from other cattle.
         (9)   Breeding cattle of over 550 kg live weight must each have a minimum pen area of 2.255 m2  plus 0.02 m2 for each 5 kg over 550 kg.
       (10)   Slaughter or breeding cattle under 150 kg live weight must be penned separately from other cattle.
 
6              Reconsideration and review of certain decisions
         (1)   If the Secretary refuses to consent to the export of cattle mentioned in subclause 4 (3), 4 (4), 5 (3) or 5 (4), the licensee who sought the consent may ask the Secretary to reconsider the decision.
         (2)   A request for reconsideration must:
                (a)    be in writing; and
               (b)    set out the reasons why the Secretary should reconsider the decision; and
                (c)    be given to the Secretary within 14 days after the licensee is told in writing of the decision.
         (3)   After reconsidering a decision, the Secretary must either:
                (a)    confirm the original decision; or
               (b)    substitute another decision for it.
         (4)   If the Secretary does not tell the licensee in writing of the result of the reconsideration within 21 days of receiving the request, the Secretary is taken to have confirmed the original decision.
         (5)   If the Secretary decides to substitute another decision for the original decision, the later decision replaces the original decision for all purposes.
         (6)   The licensee may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the Secretary’s decision on reconsideration.
Note
1.       Made by the Acting Secretary to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on 24th November 1999.                        .

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