The story of the Blythe Star is one of the most fascinating Australian tales you’ve probably never heard. It is a story of both tragedy and heroism, although the hero fiercely rejects that title.
Chevron Corp. used a shell company in a tax haven to escape hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian taxes, according to a 2015 court ruling. The subsidiary, which allowed Chevron to eliminate Australian taxes on $1.7 billion in profit earned there, wasn’t secreted away on a remote tropical island -- it was set up in the very mundane locale where corporate secrecy was born: Delaware.
Commenting on the continuing furore over the release of the Panama papers, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin said: “Cover up, silence, secrecy, zero accountability. Those are what these leaks have exposed. For those who have campaigned against flags of convenience (FOCs) in shipping, these new facts, shocking though they are, will not come as a total surprise.
While unemployed seafarers have continued their vigil outside Parliament House, Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, has gone to ground and refuses to answer questions about their termination.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is again calling for calm from Asciano subsidiary, Patrick, after it released a statement today outlining its intention to ballot terminal wharfies on an incomplete and unseen Enterprise Agreement (EA).
The Australian Trade Union movement rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra against the Turnbull Government, yesterday morning.
Sentate right to vote down ABCC
The ACTU welcomes the Senate again rejecting the Government’s push to reinstate the ABCC.
On Wednesday, the Sydney branch went to visit Malcolm Turnbull’s office to let him know what we think about his policies. Bring on the election. Throw them out! Watch the video here:
MUA members from across New South Wales rallied against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday, further escalating our campaign against the Liberal government, in the lead up to the Federal Election.
The Maritime Union of Australia has rejected the arbitrary deadline put in place by the management of Patrick Stevedores for its so-called final offer on a new Enterprise Agreement.