The purpose of this Act is to control meat and live-stock exports both within and outside Australia. 'Live-stock' includes cattle, calves, sheep, lambs and goats, however this definition is not exhaustive and may include other animals if prescribed. The Act covers export licences, quotas and enforcement. It also outlines the role of industry bodies and policies.
Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 (pdf file - 0.7 MB)
Sections relevant to live export of animals:
Part 2 - Control of meat and live-stock exports
This part of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 (Cth) relates to the export business, regard for industry policies, as well as export licences, conditions and enforcement.'
Part 3 - Industry Marketing and research bodies
This part of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 (Cth) relates to the role of industry bodies, industry funding and Parliamentary reporting.