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Why not Aussie ferries for Sydney-siders?

Sit back, relax and enjoy views of Sydney Harbour from the upper deck, but pick your time wisely. Outrage has sparked over the ill-construction of Sydney ferries arriving from Indonesia, revealing major construction issues that span from sealed windows on the lower deck to claims of asbestos.

“Take a chill pill” is the advice given by NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, but it has been anything but smooth sailing since the news broke.

With a thriving boat construction industry on home soil, the question on everyone’s lips is why can’t Australia build its own ferries? Join John Stanley as he speaks to the Maritime Union of Australia assistant branch secretary, Paul Garrett, to get you onboard.

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