Australian court has been told that the 2011 live export ban to Indonesia was not justified

Australia made world headlines in 2011 when it banned live exports to Indonesia. Brexit, Trump, and a host of other events have pushed the Australian live export ban well out of a competing position for media headlines in the last six years. But demonstrating the long reach of major incidents involving animal welfare, politics, and international trade, there are still people, communities, and businesses who are feeling the effects of that decision. And particularly where the losses are significant, it is possible that there will be lawyers seeking compensation.
Class action brought by north Australian cattle farmers against the then Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig alleges ‘misfeasance in public office’.They claim the ban cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.The group, led by Brett Cattle Company, is alleging “misfeasance in public office” by Ludwig.
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