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Bill Shorten on Australian Shipping

Bill Shorten has weighed in on the Australian Shipping debate in response to the seafarers being sacked off the BHP ships Mariloula and Lowlands Brilliance. 

 

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MUA submission to Queensland Intrastate Shipping Inquiry

On 21 January, the Maritime Union of Australia made a comprehensive submission to the Inquiry into a Sustainable Queensland Intrastate Shipping Industry being held by the Transport and Public Works Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.

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ITUC joins opposition to BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

BHP Billiton the Anglo-Australian multinational mining company headquartered in Australia has dumped its Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.

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Strategic Fleet makes sense as sacked BHP - BlueScope workers return to Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia says a strategic shipping fleet makes sense fleet is essential on economic, employment and national security grounds, particularly for the transport of petrol and other liquid fuels, for which there is a critical national shortage that is becoming an international embarrassment.

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MUA Welcomes Support of AWU Workers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the unanimous support of steelworkers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla who have rejected the move by the company and its former parent BHP to sack the Australian crew of two vessels carrying iron ore from Port Hedland.

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ITF Press Release: ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.

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STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF THE MV MARILOULA & MV LOWLANDS BRILLIANCE FROM BLUESCOPE FREIGHT SERVICES

Illawarra Labor MPs have expressed their support for the sacked workers, many of whom come from the Illawarra

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SHARON CLAYDON MP- MEDIA RELEASE - ANOTHER BLOW FOR AUSTRALIAN SEAFARERS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has lamented the sacking of nearly 80 Australian seafarers, including some from the Newcastle-Hunter region, with the decision of BHP and Bluescope to remove two ships from service.

 

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BHP and BlueScope to Axe Last Two Australian Iron Ore Vessels

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused large multinational companies BHP and BlueScope Steel of using the January holiday period to quietly sack nearly 80 Australian seafarers and replace them with $2 an hour exploited foreign labour on the Australian coast.

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Sydney and Brisbane Wharfies to take Industrial Action over Push to Slash Workplace Conditions

Workers employed by Hutchison Ports in Sydney and Brisbane have voted overwhelmingly to commence broad-ranging industrial action, accusing the company of launching the most severe attack on waterfront conditions in a generation.

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