Undertake a comparative analysis of state legislation.


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.

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Project Start Date

Friday, June 14, 2019

Project Completion Date

Monday, August 31, 2020

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain