Industrial relations system needs repair, says Productivity Commission

Australia’s workplace relations system is not dysfunctional, and its performance and flexibility is good by global standards, but it does have “several major deficiencies” and needs repair, says the Productivity Commission.

A long-awaited report into Australia’s Workplace Relations system was released this morning by the Productivity Commission (PC).Although the PC concluded that, as a whole, the system is not...

Heavy-lift operator snares a share of ro-ro trade

Heavy-lift cranes helped AAL grab a cargo that might otherwise have gone to a roll-on, roll-off operator.

MUA wins super-increase for Patrick wharfies

Patrick wharfies who are also members of Maritime Super will get higher superannuation contributions following an MUA win at the Fair Work Commission

Welcome boost for transpacific carriers

Delayed freight rates pushed through

Contship Italia signs Iran MoU

Move marks strategic shift for Contship Italia, which has to date focused on its Italian homeland

OPINION: Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction – In need of a rethink, says ANL

Major box carrier criticises lack of way forward for development at the Port of Melbourne; new port development “can’t wait” says ANL

Fund aims to support regional access to Port of Melbourne

IMPROVING freight movement between the Port of Melbourne and Geelong is the aim of a $200m fund to be set up by the Victorian Government.

ASP made “reasonable efforts” to re-deploy redundant crew

Crew and ship manager ASP fulfilled all its obligations to consult with, and make reasonable efforts to redeploy, crew about to be made redundant, Vice President Watson of the Fair Work Commission has ruled.

Canberra develops new import risk analysis process

Canberra will develop updated Import Risk Analysis processes for use under the new Biosecurity Act 2015

Bauxite is in high-demand and could be crucial in revitalising Tasmania’s export future

Bauxite is in high-demand and could be crucial in revitalising Tasmania’s export future