Cattle industry leader Tom Stockwell (at left) challenges Scott Morrison over "threats" to appeal the Federal Court's live export decision: It should be hailed "as a principle of good governance to guide future ministers, rather than running a protection racket for the under-performers of the political class at further expense to the people".
The Federal Court has found against Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig who imposed a blanket ban on exporting cattle following the Four Corners report "graphic video footage of inhumane slaughter of Australian cattle exported to Indonesia". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo (front, from left): Alison Brett, Hamish Brett and Colin Brett, during the judgment this morning.
UPDATE 4.20pm: Statement from former Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Chief Executive Tracey Hayes.
“It was not just the farmers that endured losses – it was contractors, employees and local communities that were devastated by the Government’s ban," says NT Cattlemen’s Association former CEO and facilitator of the class action, Tracey Hayes (pictured), in a media statement.