Tasmania Branch

MUA Tasmania Branch

The Tasmanian Branch of The Maritime Union of Australia centres on the key transport providers linking the island with the mainland. These are the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service, Searoad and Toll Shipping.

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Published: 5 Feb 2020

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SENATOR CAROL BROWN

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL TOURISM

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TASMANIA

AUSTRALIAN CIVILIAN VESSELS AND CREWS VITAL IN BUSHFIRE CRISIS 

 

The bush fire emergency has brought out the best in our community.   



Published: 6 Jan 2020

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On this day in 1975 three hundred metres of Hobart’s Tasman Bridge collapsed into the Derwent River when it was hit by a 7000-ton bulk carrier, the Lake Illawarra. Four cars plunged into the river while another two were reported dangling on the edge of the bridge. Twelve people were reported missing and five were confirmed dead. “The bridge wavered for about 60 seconds before it collapsed on to the ship, which went straight to the bottom,” said witness Maurice Allan.

 



Published: 4 Jan 2020

Maritime Union of Australia offices in Newcastle, Sydney, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Devonport, Adelaide and Fremantle are now collection points for donations for the bushfire relief effort.

We are collecting:

Non perishable food items. Including longlife milk and drinks, pet food etc

Clothing in clean and good condition

Personal hygiene items for adults and children. Wipes, Nappies, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste, Soap etc

You can donate in normal business hours at the following addresses: 

NEWCASTLE 406-408 King St Ncle West



Published: 27 Sep 2019

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The national biennial conference will be held in Devonport Tasmania on 12-14 November.
The conference will be sponsored by the Spirit of Tasmania so attendees will travel Melbourne to Devonport Monday 11th via the ship and can fly out of Devonport late afternoon 14th or 15th or transport to Launceston airport can be arranged.
Cost: $200



Published: 24 Sep 2019

The Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial at Triabunna, Tasmania is unique in that it is a memorial to all Tasmanian seafarers who lost their lives at sea including Tasmanian members of the armed services, and those seafarers who, regardless of occupation or nationality, lost their lives in Tasmanian waters.

It also enables the commemoration of the lives of Tasmanian Naval personnel lost during peace time service as well as during times of conflict.



Published: 3 Sep 2019

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Merchant Navy Day remembers sacrifice of Australian seafarers; highlights importance of strong maritime industry

Australians have been urged to pause today to remember the significant contribution seafarers have made to the country’s security and economic success, and the importance of the industry to the nation’s future.



Published: 1 Sep 2019

All MUA Branches are now collection points for the Share the Dignity Drive. Donations can be dropped of all year round to any of our branches around the country. 

Homeless women need your help

On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. 44% are female. 27% are children under the age of 18. Family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services. 55% of females cite this reason. We need your donation.



Published: 5 Aug 2019

Morrison Government negotiations to access America's fuel reserve an inadequate stop-gap that does little to protect Australia’s fuel security



Published: 28 Jun 2019

The Divisional National Secretary, Paddy Crumlin, in conformity with Divisional Sub-Rule 47(j)(iii) publishes the declaration of the Election Results of the 2019-2023 MUA Divisional Quadrennial Elections. 

Notice - Declared Offices and Tally Count MUA Officers



Published: 8 May 2019

Day of Action to Save Australian Shipping: International transport workers hold rallies around the globe to support Aussie seafarers
 

Thousands of international transport workers and their unions will take part in rallies outside Australian embassies and consulates around the world today, as part of a global day of action to support Aussie seafarers and demand a strong future for Australia’s domestic shipping industry.



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