Undertake a comparative analysis of state legislation.

Rosetta Management Consulting Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-011665

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, June 14, 2019

  • Project completion date: Monday, August 31, 2020

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 3-Contributing to efficient and secure chicken production systems


The goal of this project is to undertake a full, comprehensive, comparative analysis of the National Standards and Guidelines, and Commonwealth and state legislative requirements in relation to biosecurity, animal welfare and food safety as they pertain to the chicken meat industry. These cornerstones of the production system of chicken meat farming are strictly legislated, however, there is disparity in the legislative requirements between states which creates difficulties in interpretation and implementation.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

Rosetta Management Consulting Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

Stage 1: Commonwealth and state legislation, along with Standards and Guidelines and Codes of Practice, will be
compared for similarities and differences through research and review of legislation. Communication with key
jurisdictional personnel will also be undertaken to ensure that the intent and the meaning of legislation is properly
reflected in the report. This will involve meeting with and/or other communication with senior jurisdictional staff, eg
CVOs and their nominated representatives, Food Safety Authority key staff, key policy staff in the welfare divisions
of state departments of agriculture. A wide range of comments will be sourced to ensure there is clarity in
interpretation. Any discrepancies in interpretation will be investigated and clarified. This is particularly important for
interstate trade, as legislative requirements in one state may impede the conducting of trade in other states.
Stage 2: a database will be developed with full linkages to all relevant documentation with explanatory notes where
necessary which highlight key considerations and any explanatory comment provided by regulators. This would
need to be built from scratch and would involve considerable time in development and validation. It is envisaged that stage 1 will take 6 months to complete and stage 2 a further 6 months.