Seems industry confidence was not misplaced. After the sweeping statements from the Ag Minister this morning, Albanese has already backed down and has been quoted as saying either that a) the ban wont occur THIS term or that b) the phaseout wont occur THIS term. Sorry Albo, this isnt going to wash with Australian voters.
The live ex sheep trade has been limping along for years.....3 years is more than enough for a phase out - NZ have canned their whole dairy live export industry in TWO YEARS (and yes its worth far more than the Aust sheep live ex trade). And now the new Aust Govt is already caving in to industry...no wonder they think No isnt No....they KNOW, it isnt.