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Maritime Unions Considering Appeal Of Federal Court Visa Decision

Maritime unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court to sort out the Abbott Government’s extraordinary mishandling of the rules covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) took the Abbott Government to court for using a ‘legislative instrument’ to re-open a loophole to allow cheap foreign labour in the offshore.

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Membership Training Gives Staff Opportunity to Exchange Ideas

Staff from around the country converged on the Victorian Branch last week to participate in membership training and development sessions. The event was run by GBST Unison – the company that has developed the software the MUA uses to run membership databases.

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This Royal Commission Witch Hunt was Unwise

Royal Commissions are not for political retribution and using them as such is inherently dangerous. In light of the Ashby affair, the Abbott Government should be treading more carefully, wrote Darrin Barnett in ABC's The Drum.

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MUA to Participate in Trade Union Royal Commission

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has confirmed it has been asked to participate in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

National Secretary, Paddy Crumlin confirmed that while the Union would participate in hearings, it stridently disagreed with the politics driving the inquiry.

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