Fears Australia could be cut off as domestic shipping numbers dwindle

Glen Humphries
By Glen Humphries
February 25 2022 - 7:00pm
With most of Australia's goods arriving by sea, the Maritime Union of Australia is calling on the federal government to safeguard the domestic shipping fleet. Picture: Anna Warr

With shipping being the connection between Australia and the rest of the world, there are concerns about the dwindling number of Australian-crewed vessels.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.