Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Industry association

Authorized form of name

Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association

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Description area

Dates of existence

1905 - c. 1976


On 11 July 1905 the Commonwealth Steamship Owners' Association was formed and registered under the Conciliation and Arbitration Act to assume the industrial responsibilities of the Australasian Steamship Owners' Federation. The two bodies were identical in composition but differed in function, the ASOF dealing with matters pertaining to the Navigation Act and the CSOA handling industrial disputes, awards, and representing shipping companies in matters before the Arbitration Court.


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Representation for shipowners

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Related entity

Australasian Steamship Owners' Federation (1899 - c. 1986)

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 23 July 2012




Australian Trade Union Archives, (accessed on 23 July 2012)
ABLative, no.2, Spring 1985, p.-1--5, (accessed on 23 July 2012)

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