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Australia’s Fuel Security– Running on Empty

With less than three weeks of liquid fuel reserves, Australia risks grinding to a halt following a global economic shock or conflict along a major trade route, but a new report outlines a potential solution that would cost consumers less than a cent per litre.

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MEDIA ALERT: Report provides solution to critical risk of declining fuel reserves

With less than three weeks of liquid fuel reserves, Australia risks grinding to a halt following a global economic shock or conflict along a major trade route, but a new report outlines a potential solution that would cost consumers less than a cent per litre.

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SAFETY ALERT: risk of death due to wire ropes on ZPMC cranes

A three day safety stoppage at DP World, Port Botany has brought to light severe problems with wire hoisting ropes that may have ramifications for similar terminals in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The Sydney Branch of the MUA has issued the following Safety Alert. 

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Outer Harbour in Kwinana - It's Just Not Needed

The MUA WA branch have published a booklet outlining the opposition to the outer harbour in Kwinana. 

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Hutchison Ports Wants the Award Stripped Not a New Agreement

The depth of Hutchison Ports opposition to industry standards was revealed for all during our recent negotiations on the 21-23 November. Discussions around in-principle outcomes were abandoned by both parties as it became clear that we are seeking polar opposites out of this agreement. The MUA want to maintain industry standards and see workers with more regularity in their working lives while the company wants to be a low-budget stevedore – the Tiger Air of the waterfront.

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SYDNEY BRANCH SAFETY CONFERENCE: Members Launch New Safety Offensive

No more deaths on the waterfront. 

That was the clear message coming out of the inaugural Sydney Branch Stevedoring Safety Conference, held on 8-9 November at the MUA Conference Centre, Sydney. 

 

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MUA Lobbying Efforts Mean Time Is Running Out For Coalition To Deregulate Coastal Shipping

Time is running out for the Coalition to pass its dormant coastal shipping deregulation Bill with at most six Parliamentary sitting weeks left until the next federal election, which is expected in May next year.

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MUA Front And Centre Of Dalfram Dispute Commemoration

A new monument to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dalfram Dispute was unveiled at a ceremony in Wollongong today.

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DP World Walks Out Of Meeting With MUA For New Enterprise Agreement

Thursday 15th November 2018

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is disappointed by the actions of international container terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) whose representatives today walked out of negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

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Voice Treaty Truth To Be Theme for NAIDOC Week 2019

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the announcement that Voice Treaty Truth will be the theme for NAIDOC Week 2019, saying that this will help keep up pressure for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament.

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