About this inquiry

An inquiry into the policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping

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The policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping

On 5 December 2018, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2019.

​Submissions should be received by ​5 March 2019.

The policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping, with particular reference to:

  1. new investment in Australian ships and building a maritime cluster in Australia;
  2. the establishment of an efficient and commercially-oriented coastal ship licensing system and foreign crew visa system; 
  3. the interaction with other modes of freight transport, non-freight shipping and government shipping;
  4. maritime security, including fuel security and foreign ship and crew standards;
  5. environmental sustainability;
  6. workforce development and the seafarer training system;
  7. port infrastructure, port services and port fees and charges; and
  8. any related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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