Bill Shorten has rocked political ranks today, in calling for an immediate ban on live sheep exports to the Middle East.
DISSENTING calls to ban live sheep exports within the Coalition government have been backed by the Greens but rejected by David Littleproud.
FIERCE debate has erupted amongst national livestock farming groups about fresh moves to try to adopt an Inspector General for Animal Welfare dedicated to live exports.
MICHAEL McCormack will give his first major live televised speech today at the National Press Club since becoming leader, outlining his political priorities for regional Australians.
LIVESTOCK industry representatives are holding an emergency meeting tonight to discuss plans to potentially backflip on an independent Inspector General of Animal Welfare.
David Littleproud says the live cattle exports have undergone a cultural shift in Vietnam and now “accepted” Australia's animal welfare standards.
MORE than 30 animal rights activists are set to face trespass charges in court next month, following a mass raid and pro-vegan protest at a Queensland piggery.
THE Regional Australia Institute has unveiled a new policy research program, backed by all State and Territory governments with regional responsibilities.
Michael McCormack will be acting Prime Minister over the next 12-days, for the first time, while Malcolm Turnbull is out of the country on official duties.
Anne Ruston has talked-up news of dramatically increased Australian wine export values with China’s performance dominating new reported figures.