Timing is everything when making your point

BUSHWHACKER generally tries to avoid revisiting topics wherever possible, even if it is a major issue that has subsequent developments. But the live export debacle that has kicked-on in Western Australia in the past couple of months has earned some more attention.

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The live sheep trade debate continues in Western Australia.

The debate has moved on from a general acceptance by the industry that export conditions and standards would finally need to change, following the public airing of unacceptable losses on a past voyage of the Awassi Express to the Middle East during a particularly inhospitable period of the northern summer in August last year.

The fight for survival, in any form, of the live export industry that is crucial to so many Western Australia sheep producers has ramped up to critical levels. The increase follows intervention by the Federal regulator to disrupt further shipments by Emanuel Exports and its subsidiaries.

Emanuel is the state's largest export agent and the company responsible for the ill-fated Awassi Express shipment that sparked the latest round of outrage by the...

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