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Greens push ahead with legislation to end live exports

The Australian Greens remain committed to legislating a permanent end to live exports in the wake of the Government’s announcement of a suspension of all live cattle shipments to Indonesia.

“The suspension is very welcome news; the Government has finally done the right thing. However this is only the first step,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on animal welfare said today.

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Greens continue push for live exports ban

The Australian Greens say the Government's new approach to live exports does not go far enough, with an immediate suspension and total live export ban remaining the only viable option.

Speaking in Perth today, Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for animal welfare said the proposed move to issue live export permits to only a small number of Indonesia abattoirs is simply unsatisfactory.

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Unite against live exports till the cows come home

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called for all Members of Parliament and the Australian community to unite in calls for an immediate suspension of live exports to Indonesia as ships continue to take cattle from our shores.

“All MPs and members of the community should be standing together against live exports,” Senator Siewert, Australian Greens animal welfare spokesperson said in Canberra today.

“We must continue these calls until the cows come home.

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Agriculture Minister must act to stop live export of cattle

The Australian Greens said tonight that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig must immediately suspend exports of live cattle to Indonesia in light of the horrific details revealed on Four Corners.

"Nobody watching Four Corners can be anything but horrified about the way Australian animals are being treated in Indonesia," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens animal welfare spokesperson said after tonight's broadcast.

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Greens slam token live export suspension

The Australian Greens have described the suspension of live exports to three Indonesian abattoirs as a ‘token step’ being taken as graphic new evidence emerges showing the inhumane treatment of cattle.

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says far stronger responses are needed from industry and Government.

“This suspension is a token effort and plays down the extent and severity of this issue,” Senator Siewert said today.

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Live Exports - Meat and Livestock Australia


Meat and Livestock Australia

Senator SIEWERT:  I would like to ask about live cattle export. I will clarify some numbers firstly. In terms of the work that the industry is doing, we heard this afternoon—and I am sure you are aware of what we were talking about this afternoon—that the minister has written to the industry.

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