The Guardian reports that almost half the live export ships that sailed from Australia without an independent observer last year claimed there was “insufficient space” to allow them onboard.
Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi said the “live export industry is obviously taking the government for a ride”.
“Both the government and the live export industry are to blame for the utter decimation of the independent observer program,” she said. “The government clearly has little interest in ensuring proper transparency on live export ships, and has even resisted publishing reports from the few voyages that do have observers.”
It's the ultimate in sanitisation - dont produce the reports, saves sanitising them afterwards!