Tony Abbott is sinking Australian shipping industry: Greens

Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson on Industry and Workplace Relations Adam Bandt MP today said Tony Abbott is sinking the Australian shipping industry.

"The protest by the workers from the Tandara Spirit has brought the uncertain future of the Australian shipping industry into the public conversation," said Mr Bandt.

"The Greens congratulate the workers not only for fighting for their jobs, but also for standing up for the future of the shipping industry in Australia."

"It is disappointing that Tony Abbott has ignored this opportunity to intervene and protect Australian shipping and jobs."

"Through his inaction, Tony Abbott is sinking the Australian shipping industry."

"The Greens will continue to fight to protect Australian workers and jobs."

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