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Alas for free trade

Conflict, going green and a returned Trump threaten global commerce.

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

An Israeli-owned ship crammed with 17,000 cattle and sheep from Australia upset animal-rights campaigners when in January it refused to offload the livestock at Perth. The MV Bahijah still hoped to reach Israel after Houthi militants bombarding ships in the Red Sea forced it to return to Australian waters.

The vessel never ventured back to the Red Sea because the Houthi say the attacks that began in November will only end when Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza.

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