Senate debates

Monday, 9 November 2020


Maritime Industry

4:28 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I inform the chamber that Senators Sheldon and Ciccone will also sponsor the motion. At the request of Senators Brown, Sheldon and Ciccone, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 24 September 2020 was World Maritime Day, and that the theme for 2020 was 'sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet',

(ii) in 2020, less than half of one percent of Australia's seaborne trade is carried by Australian ships, and

(iii) for our island nation Australia, and our island state of Tasmania, the work of mariners is essential; and

(b) records its appreciation of Australia's maritime workers and believes that expanding our maritime sector is vital for our economic sovereignty and national security.

Question agreed to.