In 2003, Mr Graham Daws was Managing Director of live export company RETWA when its licence was suspended by DAFF due to four high mortality shipments. During this suspension Mr Daws was able to continue to export animals under an export licence held by Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd.
Fast forward to 2018, Emanuels, with Graham Daws as Director, has its licence suspended but are able to export their sheep under yet another licence, EMS.
AA's website has always stated that this was a "loophole since closed by the Federal government". It appears not...