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AGAINST – Regulations and Determinations - Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Northern Hemisphere Summer Prohibition) Rules 2022 - Don't disallow

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with a motion:

That the Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Northern Hemisphere Summer Prohibition) Rules 2022 made under the Export Control Act 2020 on 5 April 2022 and presented to the House on 26 July 2022, be disallowed.

To disallow with a motion is to stop it from having legal force. Because this motion failed, the rules will continue.

Why was this motion introduced?

Clark MP Andrew Wilkie (Independent), who introduced the motion, explained his reasoning:

in April 2022—this year!—the then coalition government made regulations which effectively reduced the live-export prohibition period during the Northern Hemisphere summer? I remind members that those regulations made by the previous government allowed Australian exporters to take sheep through the Red Sea to Israel for that two-week period from 1 to 14 June, which had been previously banned. Moreover, in terms of the ban on exporting to some Persian Gulf destinations, including Qatar—although not the major live export ports of Oman and Kuwait—live exporting was allowed to begin a week earlier, on 22 May, this year. Effectively, this means there was an 11-day reduction in the prohibition on exporting sheep to Qatar and a 14-day reduction in the prohibition on exporting sheep to Red Sea destinations.

Summary

Date and time: 5:56 PM on 2022-10-27
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 30
Total number of "no" votes: 13
Total number of abstentions: 108

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au

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