Elephant ivory and rhino horn trade ban

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement has presented its report to Parliament on the trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn.

Sep 25, 2018

It has recommended a national domestic trade ban, together with government-led education programs and public awareness campaigns to inform people about why the ban is needed. The committee also recommended that some exemptions apply to elephant ivory already in certain objects (such as old musical instruments and portrait miniatures), with a further recommendation that the Australian Government consider some exemptions for items containing rhinoceros horn.