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Department that enabled cruelty shocked to discover cruelty going on

Department that enabled cruelty shocked to discover cruelty going on

Forced into taking action against the company responsible for sickening live sheep export conditions, the Department of Agriculture couldn't even bring itself to name it.

‘We had no idea,’ say live export bureaucrats who knew all about brutality

‘We had no idea,’ say live export bureaucrats who knew all about brutality

The Department of Agriculture has tried to explain away its regulatory failures on live sheep exports, insisting it didn't know things were so bad. But they knew perfectly well what was going on.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

How Barnaby Joyce breathed new life into the misery of live exports

How Barnaby Joyce breathed new life into the misery of live exports

During his period as Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce halted any efforts to improve animal welfare standards in live exports, expunged animal welfare from his department and degraded existing protections. And his department has followed his example.

Shocked government’s desperate measures to save live exports

Shocked government’s desperate measures to save live exports

A terrified government is rushing to do whatever it can to save the live export industry -- including attacking its own bureaucrats and embracing the opposition.

Live export cruelty a years-long horror story ignored by regulators

Live export cruelty a years-long horror story ignored by regulators

The company responsible for recent horrific footage of dying live export animals has been repeatedly found in breach of the what passes for industry regulation, and nothing has ever been done about it.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Quarantine stuff-up ... aching for satire ... Fairfax for rent ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The F35 is really quite terrible. Even worse than you'd thought ... Agriculture and Water, too hard ... role out the Pope Welcome Wagon ...

Sustainable fish and the ‘red prawn of disapproval’

Sustainable fish and the ‘red prawn of disapproval’

As a consumer, understanding the impact of fishing practices on the environment can be a little daunting, writes Paulina Olszanka, a freelance journalist.

How governmental silos are stuffing up food policy

How governmental silos are stuffing up food policy

An extraordinary disconnect in Australian food policy development occurred yesterday, writes associate professor Mark Lawrence, of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University.