The live export industry peak body has described hikes in export fess for the live export trade as “an act of bureaucratic bastardry”.
No wonder. It is clearly another broken promise and flies in the face of everything Barnaby Joyce said about the sector before the election.
Fee rises of up to 66 per cent will hit the sector hard at a time of softening self-sufficiency measures in Indonesia and a growing acceptance of Labor’s animal welfare system in other markets are opening up new opportunities.
Barnaby Joyce’s backflips are becoming too common - the Barnaby we see now is a different Barnaby than the one we so often heard from pre-election. His silence today is deafening.
SATURDAY, 28 JUNE 2014