Original article by Rosie Lewis, Sam Buckingham-Jones
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 18-Jan-19
Animals Australia has been accused of trying to sabotage the nation’s $2 billion live export industry. This follows allegations that it offered to pay workers on ships transporting stock to the Middle East for distressing footage of animals. Liberal senator Dean Smith says the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission should suspend Animals Australia’s charitable status pending an inquiry into the claims. Australian Livestock Exporters Council chairman Simon Crean says the allegations call into question Animals Australia’s role as an animal welfare advocacy group.
ANIMALS AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS COMMISSION, AUSTRALIAN LIVESTOCK EXPORTERS COUNCIL LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES, AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE