First Nations

The MUA has a long history of strong activism in support of the rights of First Nations peoples. 


To contact the Committee:

Thomas Mayor

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordinator

0437 650 221

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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During this current COVID-19 health crisis we have brought together the following information for members.
What is Coronavirus
Workplace Health and Safety Obligations
The Maritime Union of Australia has made the following demands on governments and employers during this global health crisis.

Published: 28 Oct 2020

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MUA National Indigenous Officer Thomas Mayor has had an incredible essay published by the Griffith Review


Read it here:

Published: 31 Aug 2020

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Branch members may be aware that Thomas Mayor - NT Branch MUA Deputy Secretary and the CFMMEU National Indigenous Officer - has played a significant role in helping establish the Uluru Statement from the Heart in 2017. The Uluru Statement was the result of a major process involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait representatives from all around Australia.  

Published: 27 Aug 2020

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South Australia Branch Secretary Jamie Newlyn was a witness to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into National Radioactive Waste Management Amendments (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020. 

The SA Branch made a submission in March 2020 in opposition to the Federal Government declaring Kimba in South Australia as the site selection area for Radioactive waste. Consequently, Comrade Newlyn informed the Senate Committee into the reasons for the MUA opposition to the proposed legislation, including: 

Published: 26 Aug 2020

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Between the 11 and 14 August Branch Secretary Jamie Newlyn and Branch Organiser Campbell Duignan took the opportunity to travel to Whyalla, with stop overs on the return leg via Port Augusta and Port Pirie.

Published: 28 Jul 2020

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MUA members are invited to register your interest in this online course 
Please register your interest in this course by clicking here:

Published: 23 Jul 2020

MUA National Indigenous Officer Thomas Mayor speaks from the heart about the Black Lives Matter movement and why its important to us. 

Published: 21 Jul 2020

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Published: 13 Jun 2020


Published: 12 Jun 2020

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Photo: MUA Indigenous Officer Thomas Mayor at the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Darwin
The Maritime Union of Australia affirms it solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement and stands with First nations Australians and the many demonstrators here in Australia and internationally protesting racist policing and systemic injustice in our societies. 


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney