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FARM ONLINE | Farm groups' letter to PM: Reverse sheep live-ex ban now

In a sign that Australian agriculture is losing confidence in the Albanese Government, a letter has been sent to the prime minister demanding the controversial plan to ban the live sheep trade be reversed.

Signed by more than 20 peak industry bodies across key agricultural commodities, the letter says the ban will not only cause irreversible harm to farming sectors but also to Australia's trade and diplomatic partnerships in the Middle East.

The signatories to the letter include the National Farmers' Federation, the Australian Livestock Exporters Council, peak producer representative groups from many states, Australian Dairy Farmers and Grain Producers Australia.

They say they cannot reconcile logic without scientific basis of the phase out of a legitimate world-leading industry for purely domestic political purposes, and therefore cannot accept anything less than a policy reversal.


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