Dept of Ag LACK OF transparency
Whatever happened to the government at least paying lip service to its promise of greater transparency? Moss Review? Carter Review?
Sheep Central reports on the new deal to revive sheep exports to Saudi Arabia after being told DAWR won't release details of the deal made.
"A Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment spokesperson said the requirement for one scabby mouth vaccination at least 30 days prior to the date of export to Saudi Arabia was part of the revised operational requirements for the preparation of sheep for live export to the kingdom. However, the spokesperson would not supply a full copy of the revised requirements to Sheep Central... 'The livestock export industry supports this approach.'"
Well we never expected transparency from the industry, but the government has a duty to the public - and clearly something to hide as well. Perhaps they are still working on the whitewashed "summary" of the deal.
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