Media Release

08 December 2015

O’Brien: Inquiry report into Port of Melbourne transaction

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Inquiry report into Port of Melbourne transaction

The Coalition welcomes the report of the parliamentary inquiry into the proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne.

The inquiry took evidence from port users, industry groups, regulators, logistic experts, environmental groups and councils.

The evidence made it clear that Labor’s proposed sale of the Port needs substantial change for it to be in the interest of Victorians.

The report’s recommendations reflect serious industry and stakeholder concerns with what Labor has proposed.

These recommendations are a road map to making this deal a good one for Victorians and thereby securing the passage of the legislation.

The ball is now in the government’s court to respond to the inquiry’s recommendations in order to secure bipartisan support for this proposal.