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Our island Nation must right the ship on sea power

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It shouldn’t be easy to forget that Australia is an island, yet modern communication and transport makes it so. The jetliner, the internet and 21st century freight logistics create the impression that we are not separated from the rest of the world by vast oceans.

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Maritime Union Calls for Greater Safety Protection for Workers

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The Maritime Union of Australia has welcomed news that Worksafe NT has laid charges against Darwin shipping company Barge Express over the death of deckhand Daniel Bradshaw in January last year.

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MUA Says Sea Rescue off Fremantle Shows Value of Australian Shipping

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the value of Australian shipping and the industry’s highly trained crews has been proven yet again with the rescue of three people stranded in the sea off Fremantle for close to three hours.

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MUA welcomes Peace Boat with survivors of the Hiroshima bombing bringing anti-nuclear message to Australia

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The Peace Boat, a passenger ship that travels the world to promote peace and opposition to nuclear weapons, is visiting Australia on its’ 96th voyage. The visit is part of the Making Waves speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia. Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia will occur from 24 January to the 6 February 2018.

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