Australian seafarers work around the coast shipping domestic cargoes of goods, oil, ore and carrying our multi-billion LNG exports.

Shipping Resources

Regulation of Australian Coastal Shipping - July 2014

AMSA Marine Order 9

Energy White Paper - Submission to Department of Industry

Seafarers tax Offset Brief

Transport Energy Resilience SustainabilitySubmission

ACTU Parliamentary Brief 457 Visa's

MIAL Policy Directions Green Paper

Fact Sheet 1

Ships perform an important strategic role in supporting Australian industry and communities - they are a critical part of transport infrastructure to support the functioning of the national economy.

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Fact Sheet 2

Seafarers are a Key Strategic Resource in Australian Supply Chains.

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Fact Sheet 3

There are Numerous ‘Real And Current’ Opportunities to Increase the Level of Australian Content in Coastal Seaborne Cargo Movement.

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Fact Sheet 4

The National Strategic Fleet Proposal – What is it?

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Fact Sheet 5

How Other Countries Support Their Domestic Shipping Industries

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Fact Sheet 6

Ships are Efficient and Competitive

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Fact Sheet 7

Shipping Costs – a Fraction of Final Product Costs

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Fact Sheet 9

The MUA 10-Point Plan to Rebuild the Australian Shipping Industry

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The MUA has made its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Effects of Red Tape on Cabotage

The MUA has made its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Effects of Red Tape on Cabotage.


AMSA Certificate of Medical Fitness Examinations

You may be aware that Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) has sold its work health assessment business to Sonic Health Plus, effective 2 October 2015.


Caltex Chartered Ship Circumnavigates Australian Laws

A Caltex-chartered fuel tanker trading solely in Australian waters has been underpaying its foreign crew since the beginning of the year, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). 


ITF Welcomes Australian Senate Inquiry into FOC Shipping

The (ITF) International Transport Workers’ Federation has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into Flag-of-Convenience shipping.

The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine the national security, fuel security, environmental, social and economic impacts of FOC shipping and revisit the 1992 Ships of Shame Inquiry.