Cairns Post: Local Business Reliant on Cabotage Too

See below an article published in the Cairns Post yesterday which shows local businesses depend on Cabotage laws to operate in Australia. Tony Briggs, founder of Coral Princess Cruises said that proposed changes to Cabotage were "stupid".

"Foreign-flagged vessels can employ cheaper (overseas) crew, they don't have to comply with Australian regulations, including (those of) the Australian Maritime Safety Authority... they don't have to comply with Occupational Health and Safety, HR and IR and the main thing is they don't have to pay any tax," Mr Briggs said.