Offshore Oil and Gas

Published: 21 Aug 2020

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MUA Press Release 
The National Cabinet must use today’s meeting to establish “green lanes” to allow interstate travel by maritime workers, with hundreds currently unable to travel to work or get home after being at sea. 
The Maritime Union of Australia said travel restrictions and border closures between Australian states and territories had led to a situation where many Australian seafarers were isolated at sea, unable to get home to their families, with replacement crew members also unable to join the vessels.

Published: 14 Aug 2020

Offshore Update – 14th August 2020




This next update covers off on the industry, along with this Monday’s action against the WA State Government.  Please share this email around and if you are currently in Perth please GET INVOLVED in the MUA campaign for our member’s jobs.


WA Outer Harbour – Action Time

The McGowan Government has announced plans to begin the construction of the Outer Harbour. The WA Branch clearly oppose these plans as “It’s just not needed”.


Published: 7 Aug 2020

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The Australian: Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry

Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry
The Australian 10:50PM AUGUST 6, 2020 Joe Kelly - GeOFF CHAMBERS 


Published: 22 Jul 2020

Government actions and decisions continue to impact our members in the Offshore Oil and Gas sector. Please feel free to share this report with other MUA Oil and Gas workers in your contact list.
NSW Joins Victoria in WA Lock Out – Whilst McGowan Pushes The Resource Sector To Pick Up Locally

Published: 27 Sep 2019

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The NSW Government is being urged to explore the fast-tracking of dredging for the proposed Port of Newcastle liquified natural gas import terminal, with the extracted river sand used to restore Stockton beach.

The Maritime Union of Australia said dredged sand from the Hunter River, which would have naturally joined Stockton beach before the port was constructed, offered a fast, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable solution to address the current erosion crisis.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

The maritime workers journal is the publication of the Maritime Union of Australia a division of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union.

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Published: 20 Mar 2019

The maritime union has welcomed the granting of an exploration license for Australia’s first offshore wind project, saying it paves the way for the creation of thousands of quality regional jobs while also addressing the need for urgent action on climate change.

The approval of the exploration license by Energy Minister Angus Taylor follows months of pressure by the union, community groups and environmentalists who were concerned that it had been delayed by government inaction and ideological opposition to action on climate change.

Published: 3 Oct 2018

You can read the Maritime Workers Journal here

Published: 27 Sep 2017

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is arriving in letterboxes right now. 

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Published: 18 Nov 2016

Download a copy of the Maritime Workers Journal here


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney