Review of the Livestock Act 2008 and Livestock Regulations 2009 (‘Livestock Biosecurity Legislative Framework’)

Dear NTBIC Members,

The NTBIC will prepare a submission in response to the review of the Livestock Act. As outlined in the email below the submission is due in by 6.00 pm, Monday, 4 October 2021.

If you have any comments or points you wish to raise as part of the review process please contact me or respond to this email.

Many thanks,

Louise Bilato

Executive Officer

NT Buffalo Industry Council Inc.

PO Box 36828

Winnellie NT 0821

Ph: 0400 107 223

ABN: 34 355 734 719

From: Anthony Burridge <Anthony.Burridge> On Behalf Of livestock DITT
Sent: Tuesday, 7 September 2021 9:50 AM
To: NT Buffalo Industry Council <buffalo>
Cc: Susanne Fitzpatrick <Susanne.Fitzpatrick>; Charlotte Thomson <Charlotte.Thomson>
Subject: Review of the Livestock Act 2008 and Livestock Regulations 2009 (‘Livestock Biosecurity Legislative Framework’)

Dear Louise,

The Northern Territory is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Livestock Act 2008 and Livestock Regulations 2009 (‘livestock biosecurity legislative framework’) to ensure it remains flexible and can quickly respond to present and future biosecurity challenges.

The Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Branch is leading the regulatory review on behalf of the Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. A discussion paper, online survey and associated information is available at For convenience, I have attached the discussion paper and associated buffalo fact sheet for members.

The consultation period for the review will be open until 6.00 pm, Monday, 4 October 2021. However given the shortened consultation period, formal written submissions and responses to the discussion paper will be accepted beyond this date with notice. Alternatively, please feel free to complete the on-line survey, or send a short letter or email. The survey and contact details are listed on the Have Your Say website.

Face-to-face engagement and consultations presentations can be provided to your organisation and members on-site or via MS Team on request. To arrange a presentation or if you are seeking further information please do not hesitate to contact departmental staff on (08) 8999 2077, or via email: livestock.ditt.

Public consultation forums are scheduled to be held on-line during the evenings of 15 September and 22 September 2021. Forum times and dial in details will be published on the Have Your Say website in the very near future.



Susanne Fitzpatrick

Chief Veterinary Officer, Livestock Biosecurity

t. +61 8 8999 2130

m. 0429 121 464

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory Government of Australia

1st floor, John England Building, Makagon Road, Berrimah Farm Science Precinct

GPO Box 3000, Darwin NT 0801 Australia

Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline 1800 675 888

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Discussion Paper – Livestock Biosecurity Legislative Framework Review September 2021.pdf
Livestock Act Review 2021 – Buffalo Fact Sheet.pdf

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