The Maritime Union Australia (MUA) says common sense has prevailed with the Senate today voting down the Turnbull Government’s deregulation plans for Australian shipping.
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Members from around the country all declared their opposition to violence against women and pledged to ‘Stand Up and Speak Out’ about domestic violence.
Chevron shareholders, pension funds and investment managers from the UK, Europe and the United States, were briefed on investor implications of Chevron’s aggressive tax avoidance schemes and the potential multi-billion implications of major tax audits in Australia.
The crew aboard the MV Portland have been refusing to sail the ship to Singapore where they will be marched down the gangway to make way for a group of foreign seafarers, who will be flown in to Australia to take their job.
The MUA has lost its appeal in the Fair Work Commission today.
On Monday the FWC ordered the MUA and the crew of the MV Portland to stop industrial action. The MUA appealed the decision.
The appeal was heard in Melbourne today, the appeal was unsuccessful. Finding can be read here.
By Rebecca Carmody for ABC News
Unions have escalated their dispute with Alcoa over foreign workers by blocking the road into the company's WA refinery in Pinjarra for more than three hours.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) fair practices committee (FPC), along with its cabotage taskforce today condemned a decision to scrap the MV Portland – an Australian-flagged and crewed ship dedicated to Australian coastal routes – and outsource the work to a flag of convenience vessel.
By Neil Chenoweth for the Australian Financial Review
Chevron Corporation's global tax counsel Sandy Macfarlane has dismissed reports that a Delaware subsidiary paid $248 tax on an estimated $1.7 billion profit from Australian interest payments, telling the Senate tax inquiry that under US law none of the amount was taxable.
Dockers sacked by global network terminal (GNT) operator Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) are set to return to work after an agreement was reached between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and HPA management.