Live Export Company Emanuel Exports Licence Cancelled Following Investigation

Australia’s largest live export company has had its licence cancelled, after a “thorough investigation” revealed it breached animal welfare standards. The Federal Agriculture Department released a statement last night, stating it had stripped the exporter of its export licence after it investigated a series of disastrous voyages to the Middle East. The department suspended Emanuel’s…

Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…

Nationals Divided Over Barnaby Joyce’s Political Future

Pressure is mounting on Barnaby Joyce as discussions continue within the National Party over whether the Deputy Prime Minister should resign. A mutiny against Mr Joyce is now public as party members remain divided about his position. Senior Nationals have been approached to form a delegation to ask Mr Joyce to step down, the ABC…