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A Message from Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman

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MUA Deputy National Secretary and former White Ribbon Ambassador of the Year, Mick Doleman, has recorded a message for members ahead of White Ribbon Day on November 25.

The MUA has been actively engaged for many years to try to eliminate violence against women.

White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

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Full Financial Report Available at Branches

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The Full Financial Reports are available from branches.

The concise report can be viewed here.

The Age - Floating Fuel Tanks: Environmentalists Concern for Port Phillip Bay

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By Heath Aston

Two giant petrol tankers capable of carrying more than 100,000 tonnes of fuel between them will be floating at anchor in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay by Friday afternoon.

Their task is the temporary storage of fuel byproduct from Shell's former Geelong refinery, now owned by Viva Energy.

The timing of the job is uncomfortable for Viva Energy, which has told its only Australian tanker crews that they are no longer needed due to rising road-transported demand in Victoria.

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The Age: Tanker stand-off highlights Australia's foreign shipping and fuel dependence

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By: Heath Aston

The crew of an Australian-operated petrol tanker are refusing to leave their ship in a dispute they say goes to the issues of national fuel security and threats to the marine environment posed by unsafe foreign-flagged vessels increasingly operating in local waters.

The Tandara Spirit is anchored in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay, where its crew of 18 has been staging a sit-in for the past 15 days since the owners of Shell's former Geelong refinery ordered them to sail to Singapore, where they would be made redundant.

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