Mr Joyce told a conference of beef and sheep producers and exporters in Townsville yesterday morning that the Government will scrap an independent animal welfare supervisor position which was promised by the former government to monitor the humane treatment of live exports.
Well he would, cant have anyone official exposing repeated government failures. Much better to nip this possible transparency in the bud ASAP.
So we lurch from bad to worse. An opportunity to try and improve animal welfare, to recognise problems early and intervene, and to build public confidence (surely something desirable in the industry....or can it not stand up to any scrutiny at all ) goes wasted.