Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has said he has no power to interfere with the operations of the independent regulator. "All decisions on live export licensing, issuing of export permits and related matters are made by the independent regulator alone," the minister said in a statement.
Exactly what independent regulator is he talking about? The Department of Ag....??? The same Department of Ag that is currently under an independent inquiry to assess its performance and culture (Moss Inquiry)? The same Department that promotes the live export industry?