Known as the Gateway to the North, the port is the nation's hub for trade in the region and is rapidly expanding, with the AU$200 million port facilities at East Arm linking with the Adelaide to Darwin railway and, by sea lane to Asia.
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The Maritime Union of Australia today applauded a Fair Work Commission ruling, backing the MUA’s right to represent waterside workers at Darwin Harbour.READ MORE
It was a full house with more than 110 officials, delegates, traditional owners and international guests from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand, in attendance at the MUA NT 2015 conference last week.READ MORE
Maritime workers and their supporters will rally at 3pm today outside the Casuarina office of Federal Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Northern Territory Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor said he has written to Ms Griggs several times seeking to discuss Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposed changes to laws covering Australia‘s maritime sector.