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Sea Freight in Australia and Competing Transport Modes - Taxation, Fiscal and Other Policies Affecting Mode Choice, and Their Environmental Consequences

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Abstract: This paper investigates the extent to which coastal shipping is being under-utilised in the carriage of freight in Australia; and if so, whether this failing can be ameliorated by changes to taxation, fiscal and other government policies. If it is being under-utilised, then this has adverse environmental consequences, because maritime transport is recognised to be the most environmentally friendly transport mode when compared to road transport.

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