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Capricornia MP backs court decision on live exports



A local MP is pleased that the federal government will not appeal a court decision on banning live exports.

A federal court found the former ban was not lawful in 2011.

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said that there is finally some justice for farmers and exporters.

"We had the leader of the time making those decisions, he was the Agricultural Minister ... it was reckless, it destroyed livelihoods," Ms Landry said.

Ms Landry said it "might make government right across the board look at the decisions that they make".

"And realise the you just can't close a whole industry down overnight because you've seen some report on TV that you don't like ... you need to get in there and find out the details," Ms Landry said.