A pile of ivory burning (Wikimedia commons)

Public hearings have commenced this week, for a parliamentary inquiry into the ivory and rhino trade in Australia.

Conservationists and some Australian auction houses say the industry is poorly regulated, and leaves a back door open for the black market trade.

Many countries have already banned ivory trade, and there’s pressure on Australia to follow suit.

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Tuesday, July 3 2018
Featured in storyRebecca Keeble, Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal WelfareJohn Albrecht, Managing Director of auction house Leonard JoelLisa Singh, Labor senator for Tasmania

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