Live Export

Animal Justice Party solid behind deal claim, Watt in denial

ANIMAL Justice Party leader Louise Pfeiffer is standing behind an AJP claim that it delivered the ‘knockout blow’ to the live sheep trade via a preference deal with the Albanese Government, as Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt continues to deny any deals were done…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2024

Farmer leaders walk out on Watt over 2028 sheep trade phaseout

AUSTRALIAN farmer, live export and sheep sector leaders walked out on Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt at the CropLife agricultural industry budget breakfast in Canberra this morning in protest at the Albanese Government’s proposed phaseout of the live sheep trade by 2028…Read More

Sheep Central, May 15, 2024

Confirmation of AJP preference deal done on live sheep exports

THE Animal Justice Party has confirmed it did a preference deal with the Albanese Government to secure its policy to phase out live sheep exports by sea, just months after Agriculture Minister Murray Watt claimed at Senate Estimates he had no knowledge of such deals…Read More

Terry Sim, May 13, 2024

Australian agriculture plans live sheep export fight back

USE of the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, a political campaign and legal challenges were being considered to defeat the Albanese Government’s proposed live sheep export phaseout by 2028, Sheep Central..Read More

Terry Sim, May 13, 2024

Industry to fight on as Watt plans live sheep phaseout by 2028

THE Federal Government’s announcement today to end the live export of sheep by sea from Australia on 1 May 2028 has been widely condemned by farmer bodies and welcomed by animal welfare groups…Read More

Sheep Central, May 11, 2024

Silence from Minister Watt on live sheep export questions

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt seems unwilling to offer Western Australia’s struggling sheep industry or live export opponents any certainty in the lead up to the Federal Budget, despite pressure from most stakeholders…Read More

Terry Sim, May 3, 2024

WA sheep producer says $8.6m package is ‘a drop in the ocean’

AN $8.6 million Western Australian government assistance package for the state’s struggling sheep industry would not go far and was a “drop in the ocean” to what would be needed,..Read More

Terry Sim, April 29, 2024

WA sheep industry seeks more time to export to Middle East

TENS of thousands more sheep could be exported from Western Australia this year if the Federal Government agrees to a proposed 10-day relaxation on the departure date for Middle East live export shipments during the Northern Summer…Read More

Sheep Central, April 24, 2024

ALEC and RSPCA call for DAFF data on Israel live export voyage

AUSTRALIA’S peak livestock exporter body has backed an RSPCA call for improved trade regulator transparency as the vessel MV Bahijah gets set to offload its sheep and cattle cargo in Israel…Read More

Terry Sim, April 5, 2024

Private members motion sparks live export debate

AUSTRALIA’S peak livestock exporter body has condemned the arguments of Labor politicians speaking against a private members motion supporting live sheep exports in Federal Parliament this week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 28, 2024

WA farmers get their dollars together for live sheep fight

WESTERN Australian farmers are readying themselves for a political battle over the proposed phaseout of live sheep exports by sea in some of the state’s key federal seats…Read More

Terry Sim, March 20, 2024

Animal activists lead Australian farmers into a fight for respect

AUSTRALIAN agriculture is in a fight for respect, the leader of Australia’s peak livestock exporter body told the National Farmers Federation’s National Forum on Mental Health in Agriculture today…Read More

Sheep Central, March 13, 2024

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