AUSTRALIA SENATE COMMITTEE PROPOSES BAN ON IVORY AND RHINO HORN TRADE
An Australian senate committee has proposed a national ban on the domestic trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn. The committee found weaknesses in the country's wildlife trade control framework, including its lack of regulations for the domestic market. The committee's report recommends that federal, state, and territory governments develop and implement a national ban with some exemptions, such as musical instruments containing less than 20% ivory. Australia's environment minister, Melissa Price, is considering the recommendations. For the full story, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/19/bipartisan-inquiry-….