The latest from Mr Joyce: “We will be a responsible government. We will be a government that is not guided by Four Corners but is guided by the capacity to act diligently".
It is not diligent or responsible to scrap AusAWAC or an independent animal welfare inspector. As Professor Andrew Fisher comments, the government need to try to limit the damage to the political capital of not just the live export industry, but also Australia’s livestock farming industries in general. "One day, events may arise that require significant public investment and support... It may not be a direct trade-off, but one day Australia’s farmers may need their political capital and the residual goodwill of the Australian public more than they need the live export industry."
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