The MUA condemns Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and the Turnbull government for insisting domestic violence leave cannot be included in agreements for workers in their own departments.Read more
After unsuccessfully submitting questions to ABC’s Q&A panel for weeks, activists were eventually successful in getting a question put to the panel on seafaring jobs after staging a protest outside of the Ultimo ABC studio.Read more
Senator Glenn Sterle questions the Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash about what she knew of the plan to forcibly remove Australian workers from the MV Portland and replace them with foreign workers.Read more
Senator Glenn Sterle went head to head with Employment Minister Michaela Cash regarding what the minister knew about the removal of the MV Portland CrewRead more
By Paddy Crumlin. Originally published here.
For a Federal Government that extols the virtues of playing by the rules, Malcolm Turnbull’s administration has failed the basic political axiom of following its own advice and it may put at risk their legislative agenda.
At 1am on Wednesday last week, crew members aboard the Alcoa ship, the MV Portland, were taken from their bunks by up to 30 security guards and marched off the vessel.Read more
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was in Darwin with Senator Warren Snowdon and ALP candidate for Solomon Luke Gosling. He was asked the following by a reporter:Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia will rally today outside the office of Minister for Employment and Minister for Women Michaelia Cash following last week’s attack on Australian jobs by American-based miner Alcoa.Read more
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown he wants to keep employment and industrial relations as an ideological battleground with his surprise decision to promote Western Australian Senator Michaelia Cash to Minister for EmploymentRead more
The High Court today agreed to hear the case involving the Abbott Government’s use of visas for cheap foreign labour in the offshore oil and gas sector that are normally reserved for royal guests and overseas dignitaries.Read more
Thousands of Australian jobs in the offshore oil and gas sector are being threatened by the Federal Government’s sneaky means of issuing Special Purpose Visas to cheap overseas labourers.
Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash has used her Ministerial discretion to issue the visas, usually reserved for top dignitaries including the Royal Family and military attaches.