The Maritime Union of Australia has warned that Ports should stay in public hands or increased user costs could be passed onto consumers in addition to the fact that jobs could be lost if key infrastructure is privatised.
There has been much discussion in the media and the community regarding privatisation of Queensland assets in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election, with debate centred around job losses and costs being passed onto householders and businesses.Read more
With the Hugli Spirit set to leave the coast shortly and be replaced with a foreign crew, the existing Australian seafarers took matters into their own hands in Cairns on Saturday, January 24.Read more
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The Maritime Union of Australia says it will bitterly fight Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s plans to privatise Gladstone Port.Read more
The Queensland Government has finally caved in to community demands by signing up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Queensland Liberal Premier Campbell Newman has previously said that Queensland cannot afford a better system of support for people with a disability and refused to sign up to the Gillard Government’s national scheme.Read more