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Technical annual report 2000-01



Technical annual report 2000-01


Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295




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Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295



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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 84 Notices by the Minister or the Chief Inspector of Stock are prepared to prevent the spread of disease and to provide the necessary legislative powers to enforce required stock movements within the Northern Territory or for importation of stock into the Northern Territory. There is a compliance program to audit compliance with the more important regulatory controls. If noncompliance is detected the response may be to initiate a prosecution, issue an infringement notice, or provide education and a warning. Activities Drafting instructions were prepared during 1999 for a draft Bill during 2000. A draft Bill was provided in January 2001. Further review and amendments were made during 2001. Consultation and the National Competition Policy review will be done and the Bill will be introduced to the Legislative Assembly during 2001. Notices were gazetted relating to Johnes disease for the importation of stock. Bluetongue disease, revised disease control programs for TB and Johnes disease were declared as prescribed diseases. Amendments to the Stock Regulations were completed relating to cross branding, layer hen housing and ruminant feeding bans. Compliance Program Audits completed: a) Health certificates and waybills Darwin Katherine Tennant Creek Alice Springs Abattoir 2 15 n/a n/a Export depots 30 2 0 0 Saleyard 1 2 0 50 Horse events 1 b) Compliance with tick notice Darwin Katherine Tennant Creek Alice Springs Shows, races or camp drafts 1 1 5 0 There were no cases of non-compliance detected during the audits. However there was one case of noncompliance regarding the cattle tick notice, which was investigated PROJECT: Livestock Identification Project Officers: K. Small and N. Hamilton Location: NT Wide Objective: Ensure that the national livestock identification scheme (NLIS) can provide a consistent traceback system across Australia. Ensure compliance with the Northern Territory Brands Act and Regulations and the Stock Diseases Act and Regulations. Consumer demands for food safety have highlighted the importance of being able to trace meat products back to the property of origin. The Australian cattle industry aims to stay ahead of its competitors with this important trade issue.