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N atio n al Party o f Australia

BRUCE LLOYD SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT 12TH MAY 1985

UNION SHIPPING BANS CREATE WORLD RECORD

THE ACTU BAN ON SHIPPING TO AND FROM QUEENSLAND PORTS BEGINNING

TONIGHT, TOGETHER WITH OTHER BULLY-BOY STRIKES AGAINST

FOREIGN OWNED SHIPS IN SYDNEY RECENTLY, SHOULD GUARANTEE

THAT AUSTRALIA MAINTAINS ITS UNENVIABLE RECORD AS THE WORLD'S

WORST SHIPPING AND PORT STRIKE COUNTRY.

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, BRUCE LLOYD, WHEN MAKING THIS

SORRY-RECORD CLAIM TODAY, SAID THAT CONTINUING TO HAVE THE

WORLD'S WORST WATERFRONT RECORD WOULD ADD TO THE ALREADY

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUST­

RIAL REPUTATION HAS SUFFERED.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ESPECIALLY THE FEDERAL MINISTER

FOR TRANSPORT, PETER MORRIS, HAS BEEN STRANGELY QUIET ON THE

QUEENSLAND AIR, LAND AND SEA BLOCKADES AND THE BLACKMAIL TACTICS

ACTION ON THE SYDNEY WATERFRONT TO FORCE UNNECESSARY REPAIRS

AND AUSTRALIAN CREWS ON FOREIGN SHIPS VISITING AUSTRALIA.

THE FEDERAL LABOR GOVERNMENT IS DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO

HALT THESE VINDICTIVE AND OPPRESSIVE TACTICS OF THE UNION

MOVEMENT.

IN PARTICULAR, THE MINISTER'S SILENCE IS PUZZLING AS IT IS

KNOWN THAT DIPLOMATIC COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN LODGED AGAINST _ THEY

THESE CRIPPLING ACTIONS AND J&tW MUST NOW BELIEVE THAT THE

GOVERNMENT IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MAINTAIN THE LAWS AND

ESSENTIAL SERVICES OF THIS COUNTRY BUT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS

AND ENCOURAGES THIS ACTION.

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THE DAIRYFARMERS OF VICTORIA WHO ARE SUBJECT TO A STATE

LABOR GOVERNMENT INVOKING THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES ACT IN

ORDER TO DELIVER MILK, MUST ALSO BE CONFUSED AS SHIPPING,

AIR AND RAIL SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL SERVICES, BUT THE FEDERAL β£ LABOR GOVERNMENT APPEARS ΤΟ^ AIDING THE BLOCKADES IN QUEENSLAND

RATHER THAN ENDING THEM. .

CANBERRA -

10MAY1985

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 72-7505(w) or 31-5290(h)