What is this all about?
The Primary Industries Ministers Council met recently and set the deadline of December 1, 2020 to sign the Emergency Cost Sharing Agreement (EADRA) This directive was imposed as the horse industry & community had not yet reached agreement after several years. Failure to sign will see legal impediments removed for the introduction of voluntary EI vaccinations and will also see no further funding spent on any exotic disease incursion affecting horses ever again. See bottom of page 2 of the communiqué
What is the Emergency Animal Cost Sharing Agreement (EADRA)?
The EAD Response Agreement details how Australia’s governments and industry groups are working together to reduce the risk of disease incursions and manage a response if an outbreak occurs
Is a copy of the Agreement available to read?
Yes. A copy of the agreement can be found here
Where can I find out more info?
Animal Health Australia has set up a page for horse owners This page will provide information about the national public consultation, due to commence during July.
A number of organisations have now publically indicated they are ready to become signatories or to support signing of EADRA through other lead organisations.
Currently the following four horse organisations are members of Animal Health Australia, who are the “caretakers” of the agreement accross all relevent livestock groups.
Pony Club Australia has placed a notice to members on their website