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14 December 2010

Human Rights Working Group for Business [Australia]

Author: Pro Bono Australia

Australia’s first Human Rights Working Group for Business has been launched by the Global Compact Network Australia to assist corporate signatories meet their human rights obligations...A range of industries were represented in the first Working Group...

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14 December 2010

[PDF] Inaugural human rights working group for business launched in Australia

Author: UN Global Compact Network Australia

The Global Compact Network Australia, a local network of the UN Global Compact [UNGC] together with the support of the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Reverend Tim Costello of World Vision Australia, the Department of Prime Minister and...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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6 November 2011

New decree bans Fiji workers’ basic rights to collective bargaining and representation

Author: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

The rights of Fijian workers have deteriorated further following the start of a draconian decree that effectively bans collective bargaining. ACTU President Ged Kearney said...“Australian unions are increasingly concerned at what appears to be a...

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7 December 2011

Business and Human Rights Framework: The Australian Response

Author: Corporate Accountability Research

What response has there been by the Australian government to the Ruggie Framework? There are signs that it is beginning to support the Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework, and the Guiding Principles on business and human rights...Alongside these...

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice IV

Author: UN Global Compact

Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices...

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3 May 2013

[video] Petition urges Myer disability quotas [Australia]

Author: Brisbane Times

Myer's social media woes over NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] comments appear set to continue as more than 20,000 people sign a petition calling for the department store chain to set disability hiring quotas. The online petition...calls...

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23 January 2014

ANZ ethics under scrutiny over Cambodian sugar plantation loan

Author: Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

...ANZ is financing a Cambodian sugar plantation that has involved child labour, military-backed land grabs, forced evictions and food shortages. ANZ's support of the Phnom Penh Sugar Company's plantation is disclosed in confidential audits that...

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29 January 2014

Dropping Phnom Penh Sugar without compensating its victims will not relieve ANZ’s responsibility [Cambodia]

Author: Equitable Cambodia & Inclusive Development Initiatives

Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International call upon ANZ to right the wrongs it has done by financing the Phnom Penh Sugar plantation and not just jump ship…Eang Vuthy, Executive Director of Equitable Cambodia, said: “We are very...

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4 February 2014

ANZ’s response to the statement of Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International regarding its link to Phnom Penh Sugar [Cambodia]

Author: ANZ

ANZ has requested Phnom Penh Sugar to have a direct dialogue with the NGOs and community leaders and we will continue to review the way the company addresses its social and environmental obligations.

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