The agriculture minister, David Littleproud, is sending in a former head of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations that departmental staff were dissuaded from reporting animal welfare issues in the live sheep trade.
The recent Moss review highlighted that former staff members in the animal welfare branch of the agriculture department allegedly had their reports “revised or redrafted to dilute or expunge findings which adversely reflected on the regulatory framework”. [See more in The Guardian]
Wonder whether they will look into the convenient removal of Dr Lynn Simpson (one of the few people in the department who knew what actually happened on ships).
Hmmm bet there are a few worried people around the government offices tonight.....and not before time!