Stop shirking port responsibility, government told

Mr Carmody said: “I suggest the strategy for solving the wicked problem of ports and shipping policy in Australia is for governments to do their job of understanding the global developments in shipping and ports” Photo: Geoff Whalan/flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Australia’s national and state policy makers have ceded the responsibility for ports and shipping policy to the private sector, creating a policy misalignment in the process, according to Port of Newcastle chief executive Craig Carmody.

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