Tag: Australia

  • National Strikes at Australian Port Likely to Cause Disruptions

    July 09: Stevedores started national strikes at DP World terminals across Australia on Monday, July 8, 2019. Around 1,800 stevedores walked off the job for 48 hours at the Brisbane […]

  • Australia Planning New Port in North Expressly for Use by US Marines

    June 24: Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments as part of efforts to counter China’s growing presence […]

  • $438m Worth of Methamphetamine Seized at Port Botany, Australia

    April 07: Australian Border Force agents have found almost $500 million worth of methamphetamine stuffed inside refrigerators in a shipping container from Singapore bound for Sydney’s west. Authorities uncovered 585kg […]

  • Australia: Employees of Hutchison Ports Launch Strike in Sydney, Brisbane

    April 08: Unionized dock workers employed by Hutchison Ports in Sydney and Brisbane have gone on a 24-hour strike over a job outsourcing dispute. Trade unions representing the dock workers […]

  • Port Workers in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth To Strike Beginning March 19

    Operations at DP World Australia (DPWA) container terminals could suffer significant disruptions due to the upcoming industrial action of local stevedores.  Up to 1,800 workers will go on strike at […]

  • No Aus border patrols?

    Move cause for concern. Stop the boats: Email exposes Border Force plans to save money by halting ocean patrols By Nicole Hasham The Australian Border Force plans to save money on […]

  • Aus fuel security fears

    Currently no Australian-crewed tankers supplying fuel to the nation. Maritime Union Raises Australian Fuel Security Concerns With less than three weeks of liquid fuel reserves, Australia risks grinding to a […]

  • New patrol boat for PNG

    Papua New Guinea receives first Guardian-class patrol boat Gabriel Dominguez The government of Papua New Guinea has received the first of four Guardian-class patrol boats in a ceremony held on […]

  • China worries Australia

    Fisheries protection is becoming a global problem. Chinese fishing fleet a security issue for Australia BY David Brewster China’s fishing fleet has been at the forefront of disputes in the […]

  • Aussies in MDMA swoop

    Shipment came from Turkey. Almost half a tonne of MDMA seized in Sydney Three people have been arrested and 496 kilograms of MDMA seized following a joint Australian Federal Police […]