Spirit of Tasmania sailings have been disrupted for the past week by a blockade. Everyone has got whet they are going eventually but there have been delays. Tourists are getting caught up in a dispute not directly the business of Spirit.
TASMANIAN farmers have called on the protagonists in an industrial dispute affecting freight to stop holding the state to ransom. As the Maritime Union of Australia and Qube Bulk and Freight head to the Supreme Court of Victoria today, Tasmanian producers have urged both parties to reach an agreement before millions of dollars of produce and the state's reputation as a reliable fresh food giant is put at risk.
For the full story see Hobart's Mercury Newspaper http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/08/01/384697_todays-news.html