Barnaby flies into #Perth WA to back farmers in live sheep row. Not on Holiday Leave?

Barnaby Joyce is set to cause another headache for the Federal Government, heading to WA to back farmers battling the growing threat to the live sheep trade.

Mr Joyce’s impending arrival in WA is causing angst among WA Nationals MPs, who were among the first to demand he resign amid the fallout from his affair with former staffer, Vicky Campion. Mr Joyce said if the live sheep trade was ended, the live cattle trade would be next.He stopped short of commenting directly on the Federal Government’s decision to revoke the export licence of WA live sheep company Emanuel Exports.“If you shut down the live sheep trade … the next step taken will be to shut down the cattle trade,” Mr Joyce said.“

Then it will be the transport industry.” Mr Joyce claimed that as Federal agriculture minister he had revitalised the live trade after the Gillard government’s temporary ban on exports to Indonesia.Mr Joyce took aim at fellow Federal coalition MP Sussan Ley, who is pursuing a private member’s Bill to ban live sheep exports. “There are a lot of people in Sussan Ley’s electorate calling me asking what she is doing,” he said.Mr Joyce, who will travel to WA with Ms Campion, will join sheep farmers and industry leaders at a forum in Katanning tomorrow.

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