Who is going to invest in these new ships? The Labor Party misses the point entirely.

People invest in ships to make money. That is the only reason and it has been proved time and time again that you can’t make money using Australian crews on the wages and more particularly the conditions that currently prevail.

Everyone would love to see more Australian ships. Perhaps the maritime unions might care to put some of their money into owning a ship and see how they get on!

Tom Pinder,
Australian Coastal Shipping