​Media Release

Review of Live Export Regulator

19 April 2018

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today announced the terms of reference for a review into the capabilities, investigative capacity and culture of the independent regulator for live exports, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

​Minister Littleproud said experienced former public servant Mr Philip Moss AM would perform the review.

"What we saw on film this past fortnight must never happen again," Minister Littleproud said.

"Those who do the wrong thing must be caught and nailed. 

"The Australian public and the government must have trust in the integrity and regulation of the live export trade.

"The review will assess the powers available to the Department to make sure exporters obey the regulations. 

"It will also consider whether an Inspector-General of Livestock Exports would be useful and effective. 

"I don't care who thought of the idea; let's see if it's a good one. 

"The review will also investigate the regulator's ability to assess community expectations and its cultural capacity to respond, and its engagement with key stakeholders.

"Mr Moss has a wealth of experience in public administration in roles such as inaugural Integrity Commissioner and Head of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity."

The final report is to be provided to the Minister by 24 August 2018.

For a full copy for the Terms of Reference, go to http://agriculture.gov.au/review-regulatory-capability-culture.