Original article by Andrew Tillett
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 4-May-18
Labor’s agricultural spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon says it intends to phase out Australia’s live sheep export trade. Its decision pre-empts the findings of a review into the sector, which was prompted by revelations concerning sheep being transported to the Middle East in dreadful conditions in 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused Labor of making a reckless decision based on emotion, rather than on science and information. Western Australian Farmers Federation president Tony York says banning the live sheep trade would have a detrimental impact on regional and rural communities.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN FARMERS FEDERATION (INCORPORATED), ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, AUSTRALIAN LIVESTOCK EXPORTERS COUNCIL LIMITED, ANIMALS AUSTRALIA