After almost 18 years, SA Maritime Union of Australia Secretary Jamie Newlyn has stepped into the newly created role as Assistant National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, a division of the broader Construction, Forest, Maritime Mining and Energy Union.
He said the national position was a "great opportunity and an important challenge to continue to represent members in the maritime industry and the broader trade movement in a higher level".
"My role in the national office will be to continue to serve members while overseeing some of the national responsibilities of the union more broadly," Newlyn said.
The South Australian got his start in the maritime sector as a merchant seafarer before heading to the Adelaide container terminal.
Newlyn has been replaced by Brett Larkin as the state Branch Secretary.
Meanwhile, Enrico Palermo officially began as head of the Australian Space Agency last week.
InDaily previously reported the former Virgin Galactic’s Chief Operating Officer had been appointed Chair of the Adelaide-headquartered agency, replacing inaugural Chair Megan Clark.
In a statement, Palermo said he was "truly excited" about what the year to come and looked forward to growing the space economy.
"We are continuing to implement the Civil Space Strategy, delivering technical roadmaps to support our Civil Space Priority Areas, planning the grand opening of the Australian Space Discovery Centre, and ensuring the space National Manufacturing Priority plays a vital role in the Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy," he said.
"I look forward to working and engaging with the industry, research sector and government to build national capability, open doors internationally, ensure safe space activities that support innovation and entrepreneurialism, inspire our nation and seize the enormous opportunities ahead to grow our share in the global space economy in the years to come."