Strategic Fleet Discussion Paper – MIAL response
MIAL’s vision is for a diverse, thriving, and sustainable sovereign maritime capability for Australia.
MIAL has long advocated for the need to build Australia’s sovereign maritime capability, including the establishment of a national strategic fleet. The strategic fleet concept provides an important mechanism to arrest the decline in Australian shipping and to support and accelerate the rebuilding of this capability while the regulatory and policy issues that have led to its decline can be addressed.
MIAL members have a significant interest in the potential for expansion of business opportunities, but also to ensure existing business continuity. For Australian maritime industries, and those businesses that rely on them, Australia’s sovereign maritime capability, our international and domestic supply chain security and the supply of critical maritime skills are inextricably linked.