The saga continues
And so the Live Export Saga continues....
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Littleproud, has little to be proud of.
The Federal Department of Agriculture has confessed to a shocking blunder.
They've just admitted they acted with legal "error" in allowing 58,000 Australian sheep to be exported to the Middle East in June on board an Emanual Exports ship.
If that isn't bad enough they keep telling us that an "independent panel" has cleared the way for this cruel trade to continue, despite repeated condemnation from the RSPCA.
We know that these sheep are being exported to countries where they will be slaughtered, without stunning, which is illegal in Australia. Why do we send our animals to countries where they're going to be killed in a way that we don't accept here? It makes NO sense.
Despite Mr Littleproud's crocodile tears when the shocking footage was aired a few months back he still continues to ignore the plight of these poor gentle creatures.
Shame on Mr Littleproud and shame on the Government. History won't forget this injustice!!
Lesley Bain, Clare
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RSL continues supporting veteran community
I reiterate the importance of the Returned and Services League (RSL) to the veteran community following the announcement that Robert Dick has stood down as National President of the RSL.
Mr Dick has been an active member of the RSL since 1991 and has served as National President and RSL Tasmania President during this time.
I thank Mr Dick for his 21 years of service in the Royal Australian Air Force and his significant contribution to the RSL and veteran community and wish him well in his future endeavours.
I look forward to continuing to work with the RSL and Mr Dick’s successor in the future to ensure that our ex-service men and women receive the services and support they need.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the RSL have a long history of working together to provide support to those who have served and their families.
The RSL has played a vital role in supporting the veteran community since it was established over 100 years ago by offering care, financial assistance, advocacy and commemorative services.
The Government is committed to putting veterans and their families first, and working with the RSL and other ex-service organisations is an important part of this commitment.
More information about DVA’s engagement with the ex-service community and ex-service organisations is available on the DVA website.
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