Headlines

Tasmanian News

Wilkie trying again for live export ban

Live_export_-_cows_from_australia_in_Zofar_quarantine_in_Israel.jpg

Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is pushing to completely shut down Australia's live export trade.

Mr Wilkie has introduced a bill to parliament to ban animals from being sent overseas as of 2020.

The Denison independent has been unsuccessful in attracting major party interest on three previous occasions.

"These days the Labor and Liberal parties, and the National party, are pretty much in lockstep with their support for the live animal export trade", Mr Wilkie told parliament.

Mr Wilkie took specific aim at Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, asking, "how on earth can any civilised, decent country allow this barbaric behaviour to continue?

"In fact, not only is it continuing but this government - and this Minister for Agriculture - rubs his hands with glee and celebrates every expansion of the industry."

Image: Anat Refuah [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

You May Also Like

Launceston City Council has found its new General Manager Launceston City Council has found its new General Manager
Launceston City Council has found its new General Manager. Current General Manager of Waratah-Wynyard Council Michael Stretton will take over the...
Minister Arthur Sinodinos, Table Cape luxury accomodation, Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen - Wed 19 JUL 17 Tas Talks Minister Arthur Sinodinos, Table Cape luxury accomodation, Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen - Wed 19 JUL 17 Tas Talks
Full podcast - Wed 19 Jul 17 Today’s show looks at all the great developments happening around our state. First up, Minister for Innovation,...
Petrusma mislead allegation Petrusma mislead allegation
A cry for Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma to step down is breaking out again over accusations of her misleading Tasmania's Parliament. The...
Calls for Petrusma to resign over allegations of misleading Parliament Calls for Petrusma to resign over allegations of misleading Parliament
There are calls for Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma to resign after information has come to light accusing the Minister of misleading...

Where to Listen

lafm logo47sd logo4