Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
Memo From The Queenslans Live Exporters Association
To: QLEA Members and Stakeholders | From: Queensland Livestock Exporters Association | Date: 19 March 2021
"The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has released a document titled “Cost recovery implementation statement: live animal exports 2020-21”. The Statement highlights a significant increase in cost of regulation already incurred and further increases projected. This cost increase will have serious implications on the industry; an impact that will ultimately be felt from the Australian producer to the end customer in our export markets. QLEA and industry support regulation and we support, in principle, a user pay model. But we also support and need robust accountability of the regulator regarding the effective and efficient delivery of regulation.