Friday 22nd Sep, 2017

‘Lift up your game, Mal’, wharfies say

Photo: Ashleigh Telford
Photo: Ashleigh Telford

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull must do better in the area of social policy, the Maritime Union says.

The MUA Sydney branch recently held a demonstration outside the Member for Wentworth’s local office, calling on the PM to “raise the plight of seafarers” and tell him to “dramatically lift his game”.

“Turnbull has been under significant pressure in recent times due to his championing of the divisive postal plebiscite on same sex marriage while a string of government MPs and Senators are being investigated by the High Court for possible breaches of Section 44 of the Constitution,” the Union said in an online statement.

The MUA claimed to have 250 people in the protest, made up of MUA members, nurses, construction workers, teachers, social workers and community activists.

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