Liberal MP and Greens live sheep export ban demands rejected

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated April 19 2018 - 9:39pm, first published 5:44am
Liberal MP and Greens live sheep export ban demands rejected

DISSENTING calls to ban live sheep exports within the Coalition government have been backed by the Greens but rejected by Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud who says ending the live trade would cost 10,000 jobs and reduce global animal welfare standards.

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Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.