Too little. Too late. The damage is done.
THE Gillard government has lifted its ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia.
Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig announced the decision tonight, almost a month after the trade was suspended following television footage showing Australian cattle being mistreated in Indonesian abattoirs.
Senator Ludwig said he was confident conditions imposed by the government meant Indonesian abattoirs could now meet Australian standards, and that tracking and transparency in the supply chain would be improved.
And that would be because a reactive Indonesia placed it’s own ban on live cattle imports until at least October.
And many of the cattle are too heavy now, anyway, even if Indonesia lifted their ban tonight also.
A season’s head of cattle gone. To be shot and buried in mass graves. Farmers wiped out. Jobs gone.
All thanks to out MIUAYGA government, riddled with idiots and liars and cowards.
Can we get the Indonesians to up their 350kg weight limits, if only as a once-off?
It’s all still a gargantuan problem, downsized from a really gargantuan problem… yet still minuscule in comparison to that carbon tax.