The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has welcomed a decision by Australia’s High Court to rule invalid a decision by the nation’s conservative government to exempt workers on vessels in the multi-billion dollar offshore oil and gas industry from domestic visa requirements.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)/Australian Maritime Officer’s Union (AMOU) have emerged as victorious in its ongoing battle against the Abbott/Turnbull Government and its obfuscation on visas in the offshore oil and gas sector.
The decision for the ongoing offshore visa case will be handed down by the High Court on Wednesday.Read more
The battle between the Abbott-Turnbull Government and the MUA will come to a conclusion when the High Court hands down its ruling on a dispute about whether Australians have a right to work in Australia’s offshore industry.Read more
The High Court today agreed to hear the case involving the Abbott Government’s use of visas for cheap foreign labour in the offshore oil and gas sector that are normally reserved for royal guests and overseas dignitaries.Read more
The Abbott Government has appointed to the High Court the Federal Court judge Michelle Gordon, who last month was part of a full bench that struck down the Coalition's attempt to exclude foreign workers on offshore resources projects from Australian labour standards.Read more