For the period June to August, "the department will not grant export permits after 31 May 2019"
Yes that is right. The DAWR has confirmed that they will approve exports to the Middle East right up to 31 May 2019 which means that they can approve voyages extending into June or even July (if voyage is to Turkey).
Astounding really that the industry have self-imposed a ban from June to August and that the government's position is even weaker than that of industry. Its pathetic what an election will do.