The International Transport Workers’ Federation is appalled by the fact 20 international crew members have now been stranded on a foreign-owned coal ship off the Port of Gladstone for six weeks.
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
The Maritime Union of Australia is looking to the Senate after the House of Representatives passed amendments to coastal shipping which will cost thousands of jobs.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said the Government, in dismantling coastal shipping legislation, had shown it was beholden to multi-national corporations.Read more
Amendments to the Coastal Trading Act have been tabled in the House of Representatives. Shadow Transport Minister and friend of the MUA spoke extensively against the Liberal Government's attempts to render 1000s of seafarers unemployed. Full speech here.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is urging MP’s to oppose changes to the Coastal Trading Act, warning national security is at risk.Read more
Today, amendments to the Coastal Trading Act will be debated in parliament, which if passed will open up Australia’s Coastal Trading trade to substandard vessels operated by seafarers on $2-an-hour.Read more
Tony Abbott must scrap his flawed shipping legislation after confirmation bureaucrats advised a Western Australian cruise ship company that sacking its 60 Australian staff and replacing them with cheap foreign labour would allow it to remain competitive under the draconian changes.Read more
An Australian shipping company has warned the Senate that proposed Abbott Government shipping laws will jeopardise the company’s plan to invest at least $100 million on two new Australian cargo vessels.Read more
By Shadow Transport Minister Anthony Albanese.
The Coalition’s attitude to workplace reform is threatening to seep in through Australia’s waterfront. Anthony Albanese takes a look at the slippery slope current Transport Minister Warren Truss is taking the local shipping industry down.Read more
The head of the Abbott Government’s new Border Protection Command has exposed Tony Abbott’s plan to remove any preference for Australian flagged ships around our coast, Shadow Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said today.Read more