We are continually engaging with the community through consultation on a wide range of matters, and with information sessions, where stakeholders can speak directly to our staff and discuss their specific concerns.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations agency with responsibility for setting and maintaining international ship safety standards. Australia is a key player in the IMO having been elected to its governing Council for more than 45 years.
Our involvement with the international community allows us to work closely with other countries to ensure that international safety standards meet our high expectations. We do this by negotiating new and amended standards and conventions on a broad range of issues.