The majority voted against this motion, which means it failed.
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) according to the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU), since 1990, more than 40 000 jobs in Australian meat processing have been lost to live exports,
(ii) according to the AMIEU, independent research shows that a sheep processed in Australia is worth 20 per cent more to the economy than one sent for live export, and
(iii) the live export industry has been plagued by horrific animal cruelty; and
(b) calls on the Turnbull Government to:
(i) support the development of new meat processing facilities in northern Australia,
(ii) work with industry to end subsidies and tariffs which favour the live export trade,
(iii) provide assistance to expand the boxed meat export trade, and
(iv) work with farmers and industry to develop a smooth and successful transition away from live export by assisting to build new abattoirs, all-weather roads and developing other ways to reduce production costs.