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Economic modelling shows coastal shipping laws will be a disaster for Tasmania

Nick McKim 30 Sep 2015

Economic modelling by the Maritime Union of Australia has confirmed that hundreds of Tasmanian jobs will be lost if the Liberal Party’s changes to coastal shipping laws go ahead.

The modelling shows 382 jobs will be lost from Bass Strait shipping, with some 60 per cent coming from Tasmania.

Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim called on the Government to dump the changes and start looking after Australian jobs.

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