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Animal Welfare Amendment Bill

Introduced Sept 21, the bill implements a ban on the export of livestock by sea by April 2023. First reading Oct 19 and sent to the Primary Production Committee with National and Act opposed. Reported back on April 14 as National and Act continued to oppose the bill and the select committee is a balanced one, it was unable to agree on changes or whether it should proceed. In the second reading on May 11, the govt confirmed it would be continuing with the bill.  Committee stage on Aug 23 interrupted with the govt inserting technical amendments it was unable to make in select committee and completed on Aug 31. Third reading Sept 28 with National and Act opposed.   Animal Welfare Amendment Bill