The Morrison Government has offered a series of empty excuses for Australia’s fuel security fail, trying to paper over the cracks of their deliberate inaction on the same day a product tanker caught fire and exploded in Hong Kong, exposing the precarious nature of the international trade.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has again drawn attention on the Morrison Government’s stubborn refusal to act on fuel security after years of warnings, with new figures showing Australia now has just 22 days of petrol and 17 days of diesel at its disposal.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has renewed its call for the Turnbull Government to take seriously the issue of fuel security with United States military strikes in Syria potentially increasing the likelihood of a significant supply shock from the Middle East.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is again calling on the Turnbull Government to look at ways to increase Australia’s fuel security after an incoming Liberal Senator raised concerns over our small national reserves of fuel that analysts say could be as low as two to three weeks.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has questioned the credentials of the Turnbull Government in judging others when it comes to energy security in general and fuel security in particular.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
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.
Six weeks after booting its Australian crew, the Alexander Spirit has returned to our coastline carrying fuel, this time crewed by foreign labour.
The Alexander Spirit is currently in Townsville, before arriving in Cairns on Thursday, then on to Groote Eylandt.
The Maritime Union of Australia has attended today’s emergency shipping summit in Melbourne, which was hosted by the ACTU and Independent Senator John Madigan.
The summit coincided with the release of The Australia Institute Report, commissioned by the MUA, into the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to the Coastal Trading Act.
The Alexander Spirit was berthed in Devonport for three weeks after the crew discovered it would be replaced with foreign workers upon the ship's arrival in Singapore. The ongoing dispute attracted a lot of media attention. The clips, of some of which are available to view below:Read more