AMSA participates in Australian Seafarers’ Welfare Council meeting and Port Welfare Committee forum

Monday 11 December 2023
AMSA representatives recently chaired and participated in the Australian Seafarers’ Welfare Council (ASWC) meeting and the Port Welfare Committee (PWC) forum at the Maritime Union of Australia office in Melbourne on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October 2023.
Attendees at the Australian Seafarers’ Welfare Council meeting.

Back row left-to-right: Darryl Cotton – Bunbury MTS, Andrew Douglas – RightShip, Christine Field – Hunterlink, Michelle Grech – AMSA, Warwick Norman – Melbourne Seafarers Centre, Wayne Cooper – AMSA, Mick Cross – Tas Bull Seafarers Foundation.

Front row left-to-right: Abhinav Goswami – ATSB, Daisy Krix – AMSA, Natalia Symes – AMSA, Tony Cousins – Australian Mariners Welfare Society, Sandra Bernal – ITF, Ian Bray – ITF.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts hosted a workshop as part of the Port Welfare Committee forum with chairs and representatives aiming to understand the current state of seafarer welfare services and facilities across Australia.

The workshop enhanced connectivity and encouraged collaborative work on seafarer welfare, with participants gaining an understanding of the current service offerings at Australian ports and identifying opportunities for improvement.

The Australian Seafarers Welfare Council meeting chaired by AMSA Manager Vessel Operations was attended by ASWC member representatives including welfare providers, port authorities, seafarers’ and shipowners’ representatives, AMSA staff as well as department representatives to discuss seafarer welfare matters relating to the Maritime Labour Convention.

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