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Jones is Full of Hot Air, Herbert Needs a Change

The electorate of Herbert has been neglected in the past three years as a result of Ewen Jones’s lack of action on anything meaningful, as a result protestors hit up his electorate office in Townsville yesterday.

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Entsch is Out of Touch, Leichhardt Needs a Change

With less than four days until Australians headed to the polling booth, workers rallied outside of Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch’s office to highlight his ineffectiveness as a local member, yesterday.

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Transcript from today's ALP Infrastructure and Shipping Policy Announcement

Today, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten held a press conference with Shadow Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and local member Matt Thistlethwaite at Port Botany to unveil one of their 100 Positive Policies - their policy on Shipping and Infrastructure. The policy can be read in full here.

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Labor's Positive Plan for Shipping

A Shorten Labor Government will work with the Australian cruise ship industry to enhance its recent rapid growth by increasing its access to facilities at Australian ports.

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Labor’s Plan for a Fairer Temporary Work Visa System

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.

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United Kingdom’s Brexit Vote: ITF and ETF Comment

Commitments need to made to protect worker's rights and wages in light of Brexit result, according to Transport unions.

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Put the Liberals Last: Because That’s Where They’ve Put Maritime Workers

The union has endured some of the worst attacks it has ever faced since 1872 at the hands of the dysfunctional Abbott – Turnbull Government.

Workers can’t afford another term of a Liberal National Coalition, regardless of the leader.

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MACKAY: Fight for Jobs Escalates with Looming Election

The Liberal-National Government is campaigning on a platform of jobs and growth at the same time jobs are being haemorrhaged from many industries.

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Jo Cox MP: In Memoriam

Last week UK Labour Party MP, Jo Cox, was gunned don on the street while working in her Electorate. The MUA and ITF are outraged by the incident and have expressed their condolences to Jo's family:

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Seafarer Racially Abused by Liberal MP

The Maritime Union of Australia is demanding an apology from Liberal MP Russell Matheson after he racially abused an unemployed seafarer outside of a Candidate’s Forum in Campbelltown last night.

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Events

Rally Against Entsch - Cairns

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222 Ross River Rd, Aitkenvale

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21 Milton St, Mackay

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Politics in the Pub - Mackay

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