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Vale Gough Whitlam

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The Maritime Union of Australia has paid its respects to Australia’s greatest reformer in remembering former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, 98, who passed away this morning.

Whitlam’s legacy of universal health care, free higher education, Aboriginal land rights, scrapping of the death penalty, withdrawal of troops from Vietnam and the ending of conscription paved the way for a more equitable Australian society.

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Unions Describe Tony Abbott’s Industry Plan As Too Little, Too Late

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Unions have savaged Tony Abbott’s industry statement, which did little to address the cuts announced in the May Budget, did nothing to save the manufacturing sector and allowed greater use of 457 visas with unemployment at a 12-year high.

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Labor Pledges To Return Certainty To The Offshore Oil And Gas Sector

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Labor continues to maintain the offshore visa changes put in place by the Abbott Government are unfair, compromise employment conditions and create great uncertainty in the oil and gas sector, according to Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Brendan O’Connor. 

Mr O’Connor told the MUA National Conference that Assistant Minister for Immigration, Michaelia Cash, wants to create chaos in the offshore oil and gas industry by using Maritime Crew Visas (MCVs).

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MUA Training in October and November

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Register now for upcoming MUA training courses in Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane, Port Adelaide and St Georges Basin. 

There are courses to suit experienced delegates as well as new members stepping up for the first time.

Click here for a full list of training events.

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