The Australian Government has today released the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper. The Minister’s accompanying message is that the Australian Government is committed to coastal shipping reform and recognises that the current regulatory regime does not support the full potential coastal shipping has for Australia’s economy.
Operators and agents of both Australian and foreign flagged ships have raised concerns about the unnecessary burdens created under the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012. The discussion paper seeks to address the issues raised and invites stakeholders’ views on regime reform and ideas for further improvements. Submission are due by Friday 28 April 2017. » Read more
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