B J Foster
2010-08-06 21:16:19 UTC
1. "Higher standards for live export"
2. "End live export trade
...if the public pushed for its end"
3. "Replace live export with frozen meat"
Since 2007, the Labor government has done the following to improve
standards, end the live export trade and replace live exports with
1. On 31 May 2010, Melissa Parke mp for Fremantle presented a petition
to parliament to end live exports.
"Order! The member’s time has expired. The document presented by the
member will be forwarded to the Petitions Committee for its
consideration and will be accepted subject to confirmation by the
committee that it conforms with standing orders".
The reality is that the Labor hypocrites were just exploiting this issue
in 2007 at election time - to the potential *detriment* of our trade.
"...the industry employs 13,000 Australians and contributes $1.8 billion
to the economy.
Australian exporters lead the world in animal welfare standards and
their care of animals during export".
What's at stake:
"Value of livestock exports almost A$1 billion in 2009
Overseas demand for high quality Australian livestock delivered its
strongest returns in seven years in 2009, with export earnings reaching
a total of A$996.5 million* and cattle exports to Indonesia at a record
Whilst Labor big spenders think that a billion dollars is small change,
a billion here and a billion there helps to support our lifestyle.
If the Greens get control of the Senate we may as well live in a cave.