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Australia: UN Global Compact Network launches human rights working group for business - participants include ANZ, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Telstra

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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, with participants including ANZ, BHP Billiton, Intrepid Travel, Origin Energy, Rio Tinto, Sebel Furniture, Telstra and Woolworth...John Ruggie, presenting his…draft Guiding Principles…to the working group, says that companies working to know and show that they are respecting human rights can benefit significantly from engaging with other companies facing the same dilemmas…

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Article
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 Cabinet, the investment community and some of Australia’s most prominent corporations, launched Australia’s first Human Rights Working Group for Business in Melbourne on Human Rights Day, December 10. Participants included ANZ, BHP Billiton, Intrepid Travel, Origin Energy, Rio Tinto, Sebel Furniture, Telstra and Woolworths.

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13 December 2010

Business takes up human rights

Author: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the launch of Australia’s first Human Rights Working Group for Business, established by the Global Compact Network Australia, a local network of the United Nations Global Compact.

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