Protect Aussie Shipping



For an island like ours the economic success of our nation is entirely dependent on the maritime sector. And we have a government hell-bent on destroying it.

The Liberal Government has all but dismantled Labor’s shipping laws. Laws which created a fairer market for Australian domestic shipping and protected Australian maritime industry.

They  Government's changes have meant Australian flagged vessels are being replaced with flags of convenience.

The International Trade Federation’s estimates there are only 21 Australian flagged ships left on domestic routes.

Never before has an Australian Government tried so hard to fly fewer Australian flags.

Fly our flag and protect Australian jobs.

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  • signed 2016-05-01 15:56:53 +1000
    It’s disgraceful that a government, charged with the welfare of its own citizens first, should allow companies and corporations to ‘sail’ through loopholes in our maritime law and return with foreign crews who receive a small fraction of the Australian award. Even the US government, the champion of ‘free’ enterprise and trade, does not permit this travesty in the waters it controls.
  • signed 2016-02-28 19:30:39 +1100
    Steven Smythe
  • signed 2016-02-26 10:19:38 +1100
    More jobs for more Australians.
  • signed 2016-02-25 22:28:43 +1100
    The traitorous Federal and NSW state Liberal Parties are selling Australia to foreigners for a few dollars of short term gain and generations of long term enormous pain. The only way to protect Australia is to immediately to get rid of the traitorous Liberal Party from all three levels of government immediately!
  • signed 2016-02-25 21:36:31 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-25 20:17:16 +1100
    you DO have our support Stephen :)
  • signed 2016-02-25 20:13:53 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-25 19:22:07 +1100
    Albert Abel Great to desire boosting our Military Navy and defences, but we also need our Merchant and Civil shipping encouraged and supported.
  • signed 2016-02-25 17:54:19 +1100
    My father was a captain in the Merchant Navy and served at sea for over 50 years, with many years sailing on the Iron Monarch around the Australian coast.

    He was always proud to serve under an Australian flag. I support our ships and Australian crews. I do not support flags of convenience and foreign crews woring in underpaid positions with often lower OH&S standards. Lets keep our ships under our flag and continue the proud maritime industry which Australia has and is known for. Well done Stepehn Jones!.
  • signed 2016-02-25 17:51:46 +1100
    Donald Edwards
  • signed 2016-02-25 17:37:08 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-25 16:46:50 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-25 16:41:51 +1100
    We need to support our maritime shipping and Australian jobs. Totally support what you are saying.
  • signed 2016-02-25 16:23:03 +1100
    I support every word what you are saying.
  • signed 2016-02-25 16:09:17 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-25 15:59:50 +1100