Livestock exporter loses licence

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has cancelled the livestock export licence of Emanuel Exports following a thorough investigation and show cause process.

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The department said it made this decision in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act 1997, and has taken action against this company in the best interests of the industry and for the protection of Australia's high standards of animal welfare and health.

"It is the responsibility of each exporter to ensure it meets the clear requirements under the legislation that governs the export of livestock," the department said in a statement.

"These are set out in section 23 of the Act. Importantly, this includes providing complete, accurate information to the regulator as to how regulatory standards and licence conditions will be met and have been met," it said.

"Failure to meet these requirements significantly undermines the l...