Maritime Union of Australia industrial action- Question without notice
Mr O'SULLIVAN— As a supplementary question, Australia Fruits has $45 000 worth of pears in containers stuck in the port of Melbourne due to the illegal blockade. This is just one example of businesses and produce impacted by this action. Victorian exporters are calling customers across Asia to tell them their shipments will not arrive because of the illegal blockade. Many of these customers will now look elsewhere to fill their orders. Minister, why have you not intervened to help stop the illegal blockade at the port of Melbourne, given the massive harm it is doing to the agricultural industries both here and overseas?