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That the Senate: (a) not pass the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014; & (2) prevent the issuing of Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers.

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I am deeply concerned over moves by the Federal Government to make it easier for vessels operating in the offshore oil and gas industry to use foreign crews, at the expense of Australian maritime workers.

I ask that you act in the national interest and:

(a) vote against the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014; and

(b) act to prevent the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry.

To ensure the benefits of large scale resources projects, like Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects, flow to current and future generations, we must ensure Australians work on these projects. 



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