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ACTU Media Release: Turnbull Needs to Address Real Threats to National Security

The Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport have published a report which raises serious concerns about the increase in the use of so-call Flag of Convenience in shipping in Australia.

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Australian Senate Inquiry Finds Flag of Convenience Shipping Poses Serious Risks To National Security

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the Turnbull Government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of damning findings today by the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping.

 

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Vicki makes MUA History as First Female Indigenous Bosun

Meet comrade Vicki Morta the first female indigenous CIR who works on the Gladstone to Weipa run.

Vicki is from the Ngadjou’jii tribe in North Queensland. 

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CSL Thevenard Crew Dumped as Turnbull Government and Shippers Crush Freight Rates

On the 4th July CSL notified the MUA that the CSL Thevenard would be leaving the coast and not returning to its trade as had been committed to by the company. This crushing blow to the industry and workers is part of the ongoing and systematic political and economic attack on Australian shipping.

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Vale Charlie Weldon

Long term union stalwart and trade union activist Charlie Weldon has passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was 74.

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Comcare Survey

ALL MUA Seagoing HSR's and former HSR's please complete this survey.

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Senator Sterle Condemns Turnbull Government Over Abuse Of Maritime Laws – Again!

Under the watch of Malcolm Turnbull, 40 Australian seafarers have been sacked due to his government’s blatant abuse of maritime laws, allowing a foreign owned ship to hire foreign workers in place of Australians.

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Justine Keay MP Release: Coalition Facilitates Maritime Sackings

The Turnbull Government is continuing to abuse maritime laws to facilitate the sacking of 40 Australian seafarers and their replacement with overseas crews earning third world wages.

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Albanese: Coalition Facilitates Maritime Sackings

The Turnbull Government is continuing to abuse maritime laws to facilitate the sacking of 40 Australian seafarers and their replacement with overseas crews earning third world wages.

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Turnbull Government Indifference Allows Another Aussie Ship To Sail Over Horizon

The Turnbull Government must stand up for Australian jobs in blue water shipping after its administration of coastal shipping rules encouraged a major international employer to dump the crew on another Australian vessel.

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