Response to Australian Industry Group's 'Australian Ports: Discussion Paper'
A number of our members have raised concerns over Australian Industry Group's 'Australian Ports: Discussion Paper'. Find Ports Australia's response below.
Ports Australia has shared a busy few weeks with industry and government ensuring Australia and its maritime industry don’t fall victim to a Coronavirus epidemic. We’ve been working with our members, other industry leaders, and government non-stop on how we best protect our borders and workers.
Ports Australia is maintaining constant dialogue with government and industry to ensure the necessary measures are in place to keep Australia’s people safe and its trade flowing. The recent announcements regarding self-isolation requirements are welcomed as they enhance the measures our ports have been adhering to in past months.
Ports Australia congratulates the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on their decision to drop the proposed Onshore Biosecurity Levy, which has come after extensive consultation with industry.
Ports Australia has provided input to Federal Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the implications of COVID-19 for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade.
Ports Australia has joined the panels of two separate webinars in the past day, the IAPH Webinar on Sustainable Port Development and RMIT University’s ‘A Conversation on Policies, Strategies and Sustainability in Global Transport and Logistics’.
Ports Australia has joined the American Association of Port Authorities virtual Energy & Environment Seminar & Expo to share knowledge on sustainability planning and how the Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide (PSSDG) was created.
Ports Australia is urging the Federal Government’s Productivity Commission to consult industry early and extensively when forming their review into Australia’s supply chain stability.
Ports Australia has welcomed Anthony Donald, CEO of TasPorts as the newest Deputy Chair to the Board of Directors, while farewelling the outgoing Deputy, Chris Leatt-Hayter who retired from his role as CEO at Fremantle Ports in late 2020.
Ports Australia’s Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide has been shortlisted as a finalist among two other Australian ports for the 2021 International Association of Ports and Harbors Awards, which is now subject to a public vote.
Ports Australia is incredibly proud to be awarded a runner-up prize alongside three of its members in the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) Sustainability Awards.
The Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing a framework for cooperation in PNG’s maritime infrastructure sector.
Ports Australia is encouraged by consultation from Government after participating in Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee’s latest public hearing on the Critical Infrastructure Bill review, but more is needed for proper co-design of security requirements under the Bill which better align with industry.