EXCLUSIVE: MUA meeting pushes campaign to save Fremantle Port

The Maritime Union of Australia will be stepping up the fight in coming weeks to save Fremantle Port with a campaign to prevent a move to a new port in Kwinana. The meeting this afternoon outlines the campaign that will be launched, where unions and workers will push to save jobs, businesses and the environment.…

EXCLUSIVE: MUA WA Vows To Spend Big On Ad Blitz To Protect Freo Port

MUA WA Secretary Christy Cain vows to put the Fremantle Port as the central topic during next year’s State Election with targeted media campaigns. Mr Cain has confirmed the move following a national union discussion this afternoon, with the ACTU executives taking the port issue back to WA unions (both affiliated and non- affiliated) for…

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle Councillor Says Fremantle Port Figures Are “Bulls***”.

City Of Fremantle Councillor Sam Wainwright has labeled the $8 billion price tag for keeping Fremantle Port as “bulls***” during a community discussion on the port’s future. During public forum held by The Fremantle Network, councillor Wainwright strongly questioned figures presented by the McGowan Government’s Westport Taskforce. On the cost and benefit analysis, Mr Wainwright criticised…

EXCLUSIVE: City of Fremantle position over Port “nonsensical”: MacTiernan

The State Government has hit out at the City of Fremantle over Fremantle Port, claiming that their position on keeping the container facility in Fremantle is “nonsensical.” Regional Development Minister Allanah MacTiernan said the council had supported retaining the port, but its requests were impossible to achieve. City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit said that…

EXCLUSIVE: MUA WA Seeks ACTU Support To Save Fremantle Port

With more than half of our viewers in support of maintaining Fremantle Port, the Government’s plans to proceed with the outer harbour have been labelled as unnecessary and expensive. Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettitt said it’s been fascinating to see that there is so much strong support for it in the community. “The outer harbour will…

EXCLUSIVE: Wharfies to flex their muscles against McGowan over new port

A major protest will be held tomorrow evening (Monday 17th, August, 2020) in Perth as wharfies flex their muscles over the McGowan government’s plan to build the outer harbour. The response comes after a series of exclusive reports by WAMN’s “Sunday Evening News & WP” program, highlighting concerns from other stakeholders over the new port.…

EXCLUSIVE: Activists Urged Outer Harbor Rethink As Announcement Looms

The construction of the Cockburn Outer Harbour has been labelled an environmental disaster, with the Fish Army continuing their fight against it. In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected multiple proposals for the construction of an outer harbor, on the basis the environmental impact was too great. So why is it going ahead? Our sources…

Invasive red imported fire ant detected in WA

An invasive ant species has been discovered in WA with the State Government warning residents to be wary of further appearances. State Government authorities have detected the red imported fire ant species at Fremantle Port, with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development treating several nests. Destruction of nests have destroyed the ants at…