The West Australian has confirmed that the Department of Ag has issued the company with a “show-cause” notice — asking Emanuel Exports to justify why it should be allowed to hold an export licence.
The nation’s biggest exporter of sheep apparently faces a criminal investigation after the Federal Department of Agriculture revealed it had opened a fresh probe into a disastrous series of voyages to the Middle East.
Nice to know that the Dept, who has been pretty much missing in action for about 30 years has finally been forced to do something. Lets face it...they saw no need to act at all over past breaches ...and in a virtually unpublicised court case (1), it was shown that the Dept have no legal requirement to act...ever.
Well ....seems like public outcry has been a more powerful tool than a court case.....!! Keep up the rage....
1. Animals’ Angels e.V. v Secretary, Department of Agriculture  FCA 398, and appeal  FCAFC 173.