Labor has paid $319k to a private company, Episode 3, to advise on the phase-out of live sheep exports. This is a company whose own directors have publicly campaigned to oppose the phase-out. It is also a company whose economic reports into the live export trade have not stood up to independent academic analysis and scrutiny.
This isnt a case of listening to a variety of views as was suggested in the Senate. This was supposedly paid economic expert advice. The independent panel was put there to be independent but they will likely base their decisions on the extremely expensive taxpayer funder advice (it so does pay to be pro live export!) from this exporter based and biased company.
See Senate Estimates: https://www.facebook.com/mehreenfaruqi/videos/1558836791597076/?mibextid=zDhOQc