Yup, it has. Heard it on the radio this morning. Several properties up here have already had to put off staff and I'm guessing there's a lot more places to follow. A hay producer around Mataranka has just this morning put 2 of his staff off. The station out here is not sure what's going to happen. My question is.........now what? How are the families on properties who depend on live export to put food on the table going to survive over the coming weeks? My friends, the great depression of the Top End has started :} Time to pass the hat around. Now I'm not saying that what is going on in Indonesia is right, far from it, but how are the families who rely on it for an income going to survive? I don't exactly see the government coming out to support them. 6 month suspension. Not only the properties will feel it but chopper companies that do heli mustering, transport companies, feed companies, it's going to cost heaps of money to the producer to keep these cattle here which they may have to shoot anyway because they can't afford to look after them.