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Use of Australian-manned ships in the overseas oil trade



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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS THE HON. TONY STREET, M.R

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The following statement was issued after a meeting of Commonwealth

and State Ministers this morning, called to discuss the use of

Australian manned ships in the overseas oil trade:

"This meeting of Commonwealth and State Ministers

supports the use of Australian manned ships for .

the carriage of overseas oil, providing they can operate on commercial terms and recommend continued

negotiations between the responsible parties."

The Commonwealth will be prepared to provide any technical and

financial advice which may be required by the parties, and to consider any proposal which may emerge..

CANBERRA 24/ 11/78