Instead of worrying about footage of poor animal welfare being leaked by whistleblowers, our PM should be worried about the animal welfare that is the cause of this outrage.
Perhaps start with the other side of live export – outback cattle stations. Drought is no excuse. These animals should not be dying day after day. Drought management strategies exist in 21st century ... if animals are dying, they should have been shot. It's not as though they can walk far from the water. And they certainly can't walk far enough to get any last vestiges of the dry, useless 2017 grass, if any still exists.
And no, this is not Noonkanbah – and we have photos of more than one station. This is endemic. In good years, they get exported, in bad years, they die.
WARNING: the images below are confronting.