Enhancing poultry traceability in Western Australia

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Consultation on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA is now closed.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the Western Australian poultry industry and poultry owners who provided feedback on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA.

The term ‘poultry’ as used in the consultation refers to chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, emus, ostriches and domesticated pigeons (e.g. those kept for breeding, racing, exhibition or competition).

Consultation process

Consultation on the proposal opened on 3 September and closed on 1 October 2020.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to read the consultation paper and frequently asked questions.

Stakeholders were able to gain further information via the Questions section below or by emailing animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au before making a submission using the online submission form.

Consultation outcome

The majority of submissions to the consultation supported the proposal. Please see the consultation summary report for an overview of the results.

Next steps

The Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, has noted the report and approved commencement of drafting amendments to existing legislation to implement enhanced traceability for poultry in WA.

The legislative amendment process is likely to take several months. A communications campaign will support stakeholders with the necessary information once the amendments are finalised. DPIRD will not require poultry owners to register until this time.

Consultation on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA is now closed.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the Western Australian poultry industry and poultry owners who provided feedback on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA.

The term ‘poultry’ as used in the consultation refers to chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, emus, ostriches and domesticated pigeons (e.g. those kept for breeding, racing, exhibition or competition).

Consultation process

Consultation on the proposal opened on 3 September and closed on 1 October 2020.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to read the consultation paper and frequently asked questions.

Stakeholders were able to gain further information via the Questions section below or by emailing animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au before making a submission using the online submission form.

Consultation outcome

The majority of submissions to the consultation supported the proposal. Please see the consultation summary report for an overview of the results.

Next steps

The Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, has noted the report and approved commencement of drafting amendments to existing legislation to implement enhanced traceability for poultry in WA.

The legislative amendment process is likely to take several months. A communications campaign will support stakeholders with the necessary information once the amendments are finalised. DPIRD will not require poultry owners to register until this time.