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Tuesday, 17 November 1959


Mr Whitlam m asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice -

What department, trust or board owns, administers and maintains each of the ports at which the Australian Stevedoring Industry Authority determines a quota and maintains a register of waterside workers?


Mr McMahon (LOWE, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Labour and National Service) - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows: -

 

 

 

Port.

 

Controlling Authority or Department. South Australia.

 

The bodies listed above are those having the general control for administrative purposes of each of the ports where registers have been established by the Australian Stevedoring Industry Authority. In New South Wales, in all ports except Sydney, although the Maritime Services Board is responsible for administration, navigation and pilotage, the New South Wales Department of Public Works is responsible for construction, maintenance and dredging. In Sydney the Maritime Services Board is solely responsible. As to actual ownership, the position broadly is that in some cases ownership of the port area is vested in an authority on behalf of the State government; in many cases wharfs are under lease to stevedoring or shipping companies and there are also some privately owned wharfs, the maintenance of which is carried out by the owner.







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