Thanks to Lee O’Hara for providing these lovely words for her grandfather, Lawrence George “Lockie” O’Hara.
Lockie was born on 16th October 1913 in Penshurst in the Western District. His family moved to Geelong when he was about 5 years old. His mother used to say he was as hard as the hobs in hell, as he was so tough.
The Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) shipping has continued in Canberra, with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection again under the spotlight.
The Indonesian Government is coming under pressure to intervene in a major industrial dispute developing with port operator ICTSI after Australian unions protested and delivered a joint letter to the Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro in Canberra yesterday and he was greeted again this morning outside Parliament House, Sydney.
Australian Border Force (ABF) officials will be back in the hot seat today as the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping resumes.
The ITF has held its first ever cabotage conference in Cape Town, South Africa with ITF President Paddy Crumlin saying many countries face similar battles against multinational businesses and conservative governments.
ITF Media Release
The International Transport Workers’ Federation says Coronial findings today finally prove two seafarers were murdered on board the Panamanian registered Sage Sagittarius off the Australian coast.
The push for Constitutional reform to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a voice to Federal Parliament has been given the support of the Maritime Union of Australia.
Esprit, a major international garment manufacturer, using the Port of Toamasina (Tamatave) in Madagascar is facing pressure to join with Levi Straus & Co and help end the exploitation of Madagascan dockworkers.