Federal Court justices hear final arguments from NSW Ports, NSW Government and ACCC as port competition appeal concludes

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 1 2022 - 9:01am, first published February 22 2022 - 8:30am
DEFENDING ITS POSITION: Part of the Port Botany container capacity. Botany and Port Kembla are operated by NSW Ports on a 99-year lease from the NSW government. NSW Ports is defending itself as the ACCC seeks to overturn on appeal a judgement against it last year. Picture: NSW Ports

PORT Botany operator NSW Ports and the NSW government told the full Federal Court yesterday that confidential Port Commitment Deeds signed by NSW Ports and the Port of Newcastle were to allow the government to change container port policy, not to hinder competition.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.