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Backing Queensland Maritime Jobs

We are committed to 'Backing Queensland Maritime Jobs' and aim to revitalise and strengthen coastal shipping and create maritime jobs in Queensland.

This will improve Queensland's economic and logistical resilience and reduce its reliance on foreign flagged vessels and associated risks to the State's supply lines. 

The commitment includes partnering with industry to:

  • Deliver increased maritime employment, potentially through establishing new coastal shipping services or other innovative approaches.
  • Create increased maritime employment for the Queensland workforce with existing operators in Queensland. 
  • Address skill shortages and create opportunities for seafarers to grow skills. 

Implementation of the Backing Queensland Maritime Jobs commitment was informed by the Maritime Jobs Taskforce report. Funding is for a 2 year period and aims to create ongoing maritime jobs in Queensland.

Last updated
03 March 2022