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HFW Briefing: Coastal Trading Update

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HFW OCT15 BRIEFING

Coastal Trading Update

Our previous briefings on the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (the Coastal Trading Act) set out in detail the proposed reforms to the current cabotage regulations contained in the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Bill). The proposed reforms which effectively dismantle the previous Labor Government’s cabotage legislation to open up the Australian coast to international shipping have been subject to a concerted attack by the Maritime Union of Australia and the Labor opposition. Australian industry is strongly supportive of the proposed reform.

The report summarises the key issues raised by those who support and those who oppose the proposed reforms, concluding with the Committee strongly supporting the introduction of the proposed reforms through the passing of the Bill – noting that it is “a response to failure” and that “its passage will benefit the economy generally”. The report also recommends that further consideration be given to emergency permits and clarification of its impact upon cruise ship operators.

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Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of publication, the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as legal advice.

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