The decentralised structure of Shipping Australia enables the association to respond to both local and policy issues in a flexible, relevant, and timely manner. The importance of these committees to the industry is recognised, both within the association and throughout the industry as a whole

Each State Committee forms a focus for the shipping industry in its particular area, facilitating negotiation with local bodies, including State Governments and port and harbour authorities. The State Committees provide a forum for the local industry to discuss issues of concern and effect presentation to a national body.

Equally, they provide a means for the Secretariat to ensure that the States are informed of national issues and activity, and of activity in the other States.

Each State committee has an elected Chairman, and a Secretary with maritime industry experience.

New South Wales State Committee

Chairman: Bill Rizzi
Secretary: Melwyn Noronha
Secretary email: ad***@sh***************.au

Victorian State Committee

Chairman: James Kurz
Secretary: Charles Masters
Secretary email: vi***********@sh***************.au

South Australian State Committee

Chairman: Paul Paparella
Chairman email: sa*********@sh***************.au

Queensland State Committee

Chairman: Michael Travers
Secretary: Geoff Dalgliesh
Secretary email: ql***********@sh***************.au

WA State Committee

Chairman: Kristy Craker
Chairman email: wa*********@sh***************.au


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