As Liberal Democrats, we support the farmers of WA who are struggling to make a living on the land.
In particular, we reject calls for a blanket ban on live exports. When a person does something wrong, we hold that person accountable, and no one else. Banning live exports would unfairly punish the majority of exporters who do the right thing.
Instead, we support focusing attention on those exporters who do break the law, and ensuring that sensible and humane standards are maintained across the industry.
Western Australian agriculture needs entrepreneurs, not bleaters. As such, we support market-driven pricing, and encourage innovation. Agriculture is key to our continued success as a State and a community, and we believe it’s past time the government stopped over-regulating, and let farmers farm as they choose.