The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.Read more
STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF THE MV MARILOULA & MV LOWLANDS BRILLIANCE FROM BLUESCOPE FREIGHT SERVICES
Illawarra Labor MPs have expressed their support for the sacked workers, many of whom come from the IllawarraRead more
Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has lamented the sacking of nearly 80 Australian seafarers, including some from the Newcastle-Hunter region, with the decision of BHP and Bluescope to remove two ships from service.
The Morrison Government has outright rejected a union push to establish a national system of uniform industrial manslaughter laws, saying existing laws should be better enforced and that a separate offence would create an “unrealistic expectation” of justiceRead more
The MUA National Council held this week unanimously passed a resolution regarding the TPP-11Read more
Ian Ackerman - Sydney
August 29, 2018
LABOR stalwart Anthony Albanese has used the Ports Australia Biennial Conference 2018 in Darwin to issue a rallying cry in support of Australian coastal shipping as well as the need for maritime jobs and an Australian-flagged fleet.
Mr Albanese, the architect of the 2012 laws, spoke with the electricity of a politician who knows an opponent is foundering in the Canberra muck.Read more
ALP Transport spokesman Anthony Albanese has re-committed Labor to a strengthened shipping policy when they next come to Government.Read more
An article by Ian Ackerman - Lloyd's List DCN
INSUFFICIENT recognition is being paid to Australia’s diminishing maritime capacity, federal member for Fremantle Josh Wilson says.Read more
State agencies are continuing to work closely with Commonwealth and welfare agencies to assist the crew of a coal ship, detained off Gladstone, who are caught up in a dispute over wages, conditions and fuel supplies.
Transport Minister Darren Chester must provide greater certainty for the Australian shipping industry by ruling out any return of the Turnbull Government’s flawed WorkChoices on Water legislation.Read more