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Notice of MUA Quadrennial Election 2015 – 2019

The following information is provided to members to assist in the preparation for the conduct of the 2015 -2019 Election. It includes an explanation of the various steps to be taken by members, the National Council, existing officials and the National Returning Officers. The information provided hereunder also refers to a timetable summary, which is on the MUA Website to assist members. 

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NEWCASTLE HERALD: Asbestos on Two Svitzer Tugs in Newcastle

By IAN KIRKWOOD

Tug company Svitzer has pulled two of its nine Newcastle tugs out of work after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos.

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FPSO Members Gather in Fremantle for Two Day Conference

Over two-days members from the Floating Production Storage Offtake (FPSOs) vessels gathered in the WA Branch union rooms to review the last two years of the industry and discuss matters relating to the broader industry.

Usually working in isolated conditions, the conference affords the delegates an opportunity to regroup and work on strategies.

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WA Branch Conference Day One

Day one of the WA Branch Conference got off to an explosive start with National Secretary Paddy Crumlin delivering an emotional speech in remembering his recently deceased father-in-law.

It didn’t take long for Crumlin to get fired up when he started talking about the impotence of the Abbott Government and the neo-liberal bosses.

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Quadrennial Election Notice on National Returning Officers

National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has advised that following the 2014 National Council Bill Giddins was appointed as National Returning Officer to fill a vacancy created by the then unavailability of Phil Byrne due to family illness. This was endorsed by the Annual General Meeting of the Union. 

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ABC: Port Hedland Workers Seriously Injured in Incident with Load Spreader Machinery on Ship

Two men have been seriously injured during an incident on board a ship at Port Hedland.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the crew members from the Happy Buccaneer were injured by a "load spreader" just before midday.

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MUA Youth and Women Demand Jobs

Nobody from Michaelia Cash’s office would front the crowd that descended on Subiaco demanding that Australians should work in Australia’s offshore industry.

The Assistant Minister for Immigration was unsurprisingly absent as approximately 80 MUA Youth and Women rallied outside of her office chanting.

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Maritime Union of Australia Says Abbott has Twisted Priorities on Maritime Security

The Maritime Union of Australia has questioned the priorities of the Abbott Government when it comes to maritime security ahead of the Prime Minster’s national security statement in the Federal Parliament today.

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Nomination Form for the Upcoming Quadrennial Election

The Nomination Form for the Upcoming Quadrennial Election is available to download and print here. 

 

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MUA Commemorates Bombing of Darwin

Union members, including the MUA joined the families of those who were killed, and the wider community in commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Darwin whereby hundreds of people lost their lives at the hands of the Japanese military.

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Events

Blue Angel Show: Hobart

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Working Waves 2015

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