Barnaby Joyce has chosen to blame and threaten Johnny Depp’s two cute puppies for a serious failing in our biosecurity system.
The Agriculture Minister held a press conference today to threaten Johnny Depp that he would euthanise the dogs if they weren’t flown back to the United Stated immediately.
But this is just a distraction from the key issue; how was the breach of our border security allowed to occur in the first place? By Barnaby Joyce’s own admission, the undeclared entry was only detected when the dogs were seen entering a “poodle groomer”[sic].
Instead of grandstanding before the media, Barnaby Joyce should be answering the hard questions about the breach and what role his biosecurity funding cuts may have played.
THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015