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MUA submission to Senate Inquiry: The policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping

The MUA will today speak to our submission to the Senate Inquiry into the policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian Shipping. 

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Offshore Wind Farm Delay - WIN News Gippsland

A proposal for an off-shore wind farm at Port Albert has again been delayed by the federal Liberal Government, despite first being consider nearly seven years ago. Deputy National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia Will Tracey interviewed by phone.
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Canadian union leader pledges international support for campaign to save jobs of Australian seafarers sacked by BHP / BlueScope

The President of the Seafarers International Union of Canada this morning met with seafarers in Port Kembla to pledge international support for their campaign to save the Australian shipping industry.

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MUA Division Climate and Renewable Energy Policy

MUA National Council has approved a new climate change and renewable energy policy.

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NRMA My Fast Ferry and Manly Fast Ferry Skippers to go on Strike this Wednesday

In a historic vote declared by the Australian Electoral Commission on 27 February 2019, workers at the NRMA My Fast Ferry and Manly Fast Ferry business overwhelmingly voted to endorse strike action on the iconic Sydney Harbour.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labor pledge to create national fuel reserve critical step to ensure Australia’s fuel security

The maritime union has welcomed Labor’s commitment to create a government-owned National Fuel Reserve, describing it as an essential step to protect Australia from natural disasters or global crisis that could disrupt oil supplies.

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Brisbane Ferry workers win a fair EBA!

MUA Brisbane ferry members have reached an in-principle agreement and will be returning to work on Brisbane ferries from tomorrow onwards.

 

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Creation of Strategic Fleet a Vital step to securing Australia’s Fuel Security and Viability of Shipping Industry

Maritime workers have welcomed Labor’s commitment today that it will create a strategic fleet if elected, saying the plan will not only ensure the nation’s fuel security during times of global economic or political instability, but will also ensure the future viability of Australia’s shipping industry.

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Labor Commits to Save Australian Shipping

A Shorten Labor Government will enhance Australia's economic sovereignty and national security by creating a Strategic Fleet to secure our access to fuel supplies, even in times of global instability. Australia relies on shipping to move 99 per cent of our imports and exports - it is in Australia's economic, environmental and national security interests to maintain a vibrant maritime industry

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AFR: ACTU demands industry funds act against BHP

Trade unions have demanded 30 union-backed industry superannuation funds use their leverage as shareholders to pressure mining giant BHP to save the jobs of 80 local seafarers who work on ships hauling iron ore.

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