Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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Feasibility of a national horse traceability register for all horses

This inquiry found that there is overwhelming support across the horse industry for a national horse traceability register in some form. However, one of the primary challenges revealed during this inquiry is achieving consensus across the horse industry of a single, clear rationale for a...
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The independence of regulatory decisions made by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA): report

This inquiry was initiated in response to concerns about pesticides and their impact on bees. There has been general concern in Australia about the safety of chemicals in general, the safety of glyphosate more specifically, and the need to ban the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides.
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Integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin: report

This report recommends that the Australian government support the recommendation of the Productivity Commission to separate the Murray Darling Basin Authority into two entities: the Murray-Darling Basin Corporation, and the Basin Plan Regulator, with the regulator established as a new statutory independent authority.
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Regulatory approaches to ensure the safety of pet food

Pet owners have high expectations regarding the quality of domestic and imported pet food that they purchase.
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Need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

This report recommends that the Australian government ensure that Austroads has adequate funding to undertake research and consultation activities to inform the establishment of a nationally consistent regulatory framework for motorised mobility devices.