Monday 20th Aug, 2018
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Tassie government defends export fruit from fruit fly

AGRICULTURE minister Jeremy Rockliff says the Tasmanian government is seeking to destroy fruit flies at Spreyton and on Flinders Island…
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Flamin’ galah has authorities in a flap

IT’S a story Alf Stewart from Home and Away would love, with a stowaway galah on board a luxury cruise…
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INDUSTRY EDITORIAL: 2018 customs compliance priorities

THE Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent, frontline body in the newly created Home Affairs portfolio. Working alongside…
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AMSA working to simplify vessel survey regime

THE Australian Maritime Safety Authority has taken another step toward simplifying the commercial vessel survey regime, releasing the final regulation…
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Vessel arrested in QLD

THE general cargo ship Thorco Luna (IMO 9699957) was arrested at Queensland’s Port Alma on Thursday (25 January). According to…
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Three arrested for tobacco smuggling

THREE Chinese nationals have been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in an organised tobacco smuggling syndicate operating through…
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Organisations propose ban on carriage of higher sulphur fuel in 2020

A GROUP of international environmental organisations has issued a call to ban the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Is it appropriate to tax imports where we have no industry to protect?

Russell Wiese* provides the following commentary questioning the appropriateness of maintaining import tariffs on new motor vehicles