Northern Territory Branch

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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Northern Territory Branch Resources

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: 26 Oct 2020

The Northern Territory Divisional Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia

Notice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held:

Friday 27 November, 2020 at 9am

Pint Club

165 Abala Road


Published: 21 Aug 2020

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MUA Press Release 
The National Cabinet must use today’s meeting to establish “green lanes” to allow interstate travel by maritime workers, with hundreds currently unable to travel to work or get home after being at sea. 
The Maritime Union of Australia said travel restrictions and border closures between Australian states and territories had led to a situation where many Australian seafarers were isolated at sea, unable to get home to their families, with replacement crew members also unable to join the vessels.

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: 15 Jun 2020

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is out now. Read it here

Published: 13 Apr 2020

MUA achieve agreement to get ship’s crew health checks
The NT Branch of the MUA has worked with the NT Government to ensure the safety of waterfront workers and ships crew.
The NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles has written to Branch Secretary Andy Burford to confirm that all ships crew coming into Darwin port will have health checks for COVID19 symptoms.

Published: 8 Apr 2020

Maritime Border Closures Table: Updated as it changes


Australian Maritime Border Closures Table as at 20 October 2020 from MIAL CLICK HERE 

Published: 2 Apr 2020

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The Maritime Union of Australia has today raised concerns about container ships sailing towards Darwin Port in the next few days claiming they pose a clear health risk workers and the community. NT Deputy Branch Secretary for the Maritime Union of Australia Thomas Mayor.
Listen to the interview here 

Published: 1 Apr 2020

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Three container ships that departed foreign ports in recent days are due to dock in Darwin this week, despite failing to undertake the 14 day coronavirus quarantine period, posing a clear health risk to workers and the community.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney