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In passing legislation to ban live sheep exports by sea last night, the Labor Government has shown it continues to choose back-room preference deals and appeasing animal activists over the proper process and supporting rural communities.

Sheep Producers Australia responds to Labor’s reckless and rushed trade ban that chooses politics over people

2 July 2024

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the inquiry. Sheep Producers Australia is the national peak body for the Australian sheepmeat industry, representing close to 20,000 sheep production businesses. Sheep Producers Australia opposes the Australian Government's policy to phase out live sheep exports by sea and the Bill, which seeks to legislate the policy.

Sheep Producers Australia - Opening Statement Inquiry into Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024

13 June 2024

Today’s announcement by the Commonwealth has shown a complete disregard for our people and a lack of understanding and awareness of the current situation within Western Australia (WA). Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia as the peak industry councils will continue to unite and fight against this ridiculous policy and fight for the people whose livelihoods and mental health are being destroyed.

Joint Statement I Outrage around the Government's complete lack of awareness for the mental health and livelihoods of our regional Australians.

11 May 2024

Sheep Producers Australia would like to commend and publicly acknowledge the Senators, especially Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie, and Senator David Pocock, who have backed an inquiry into the live export of sheep by sea phase-out legislation and for the support they have shown our rural communities.

Statement I Sheep Producers Australia commends Senators Political Stance and Support

28 June 2024

Sheep Producers Australia provided the Western Australia (WA) Dry Season Taskforce with the survey findings at its last meeting held on. The survey was open from 26 April – 8 May 2024 and was completed by just under 650 producers, most of whom were from mixed livestock, grains, fodder, and hay enterprises in the south-west and south-coast.

Statement I Western Australia Producers Dry Season Taskforce Survey findings

29 May 2024

Sheep Producers Australia, Cattle Australia, and Western Dairy have made the decision to extend the 2024 WA Seasonal and Market Conditions Producer Survey now closing next Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Joint Statement I 2024 Western Australia Seasonal and Market Conditions Producer Survey will be extended

1 May 2024

Farmers came together again in their thousands today in Western Australia as they continued their fight against the Albanese Government’s ban on the live export of sheep by sea. Sheep Producers Australia Board Director and local farmer Bindi Murray said the Inquiry into Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024 sought to phase out an important supply chain which provided jobs and supported families, small businesses, and country towns.

Overwhelming crowds gather again to rally against the Albanese Government’s ban on live sheep exports

14 June 2024

The decision by the Albanese government to announce the live sheep by sea policy phase-out timeline on Saturday ahead of this week's budget further cements the complete and utter lack of understanding they have for our agricultural industries and support for regional Australians.

Statement I Sheep Producers Australia dismayed at Government decisions

15 May 2024

Sheep Producers Australia and Cattle Australia welcome today’s announcement by the Cook Government of a $8.6 million funding package to support our Western Australian producers.

Joint Statement I Sheep Producers Australia and Cattle Australia welcome Western Australian farmers' funding package

26 Apr 2024

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