“My concern is that the vessel may have been too heavily stocked on previous voyages,” wrote Narelle Clegg, an assistant secretary in the Ag Department’s Exports Division.
Oh really? Your Department's investigation report into this voyage assures the world that the vessel was stocked according to ASEL specifications....ie the usual 0.31 square metres for a 47 kg sheep.....
This was the same Department that allowed the downgrading of the actual mortality numbers on this exporters previous horror voyage....and VALE has YOUR letter telling us why the downgraded figures are to this day, still considered OK on the official Federal parliamentary report....
This is what it is like Ms Clegg.....the Department has condoned this stocking rate since the start of trade, .....the Department has colluded with exporters and yes, the Department is complicit in all this. No surprise that the Minister didnt want to be interviewed by Liam Bartlett.