Lucky our Dept of Ag is not the Bureau of Statistics or the country would be truly in trouble! Dept of Ag have claimed that the number of sheep reported outside approved supply chains has dropped by two thirds…..and that that shows “The System is Working”.
Hmmm lets just think about that. Two million or so sheep transported per year and the unfunded “independent auditor” AA happens to find a few thousand outside the supply chain in a non-official, definitely non-approved snooping capacity at one particular timepoint in the year….and that means that things have improved and the system is working. The actual numbers are immaterial…the fact that the number is thousands, and that thousands of suffering Australian animals could be found at all despite ESCAS indicates one thing only…that the system is not working.
Got to love the Australian government’s sound bites. The only way to ensure “The System is Working” is to “Stop the Boats”. Should be a win win as the government loves its cracked records and to get two sound bites into one sentence…..