As a result of 20 tugboat workers being sacked protestors rallied yesterday outside of Dawson MP George Christensen’s office to highlight his ineffectiveness as a local member.Read more
Today, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten held a press conference with Shadow Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and local member Matt Thistlethwaite at Port Botany to unveil one of their 100 Positive Policies - their policy on Shipping and Infrastructure. The policy can be read in full here.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will work with the Australian cruise ship industry to enhance its recent rapid growth by increasing its access to facilities at Australian ports.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.Read more
The union has endured some of the worst attacks it has ever faced since 1872 at the hands of the dysfunctional Abbott – Turnbull Government.
Workers can’t afford another term of a Liberal National Coalition, regardless of the leader.Read more
On the lawns in front of Parliament House the Jobs Embassy returned yesterday to highlight the Government’s inaction on jobs, particularly in light of the rising unemployment rate in the Hunter region.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia’s national conference today fully endorsed the announcement the “Father of Reconciliation,” Pat Dodson will fill a Senate vacancy - celebrating it as a win for all Australians.Read more
Leading voices from the labour movement have discussed their views ahead of the upcoming federal election, talking up the close ties between unions and the ALP.Read more
ALP Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart spoke in the Senate about the ridiculous $14 million payday for Caltex's CEO announced on Tuesday February 23.
Senator Urquhart was a strong supporter of the crew of the Alexander Spirit during last year’s dispute in Devonport.
Slick the oily surfer was joined by the Labor Party’s Federal member Sharon Claydon and State member Tim Crakanthorp, along with Greens Councilor Michael Osborne to warn the Newcastle community that a Pasha Bulker-type event could happen again with shipping regulation being dismantled.Read more