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Tasmanian shipping and freight

Public inquiry

This inquiry has concluded. The final report was sent to Government on 7 March 2014 and released on 24 June 2014.

The inquiry covered:

  • shipping costs, competition and shipping industry competitive structures across Bass Strait
  • factors inhibiting the provision of international shipping services to Tasmania
  • the competitiveness of Tasmania's freight industry, economic infrastructure and possible reforms that would enhance competition, investment and productivity growth
  • the merits and weaknesses of the current arrangements for supporting freight and passenger services between the mainland and Tasmania.

The Commission consulted with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.