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Coles Group was an Australian public company that operated numerous retail chains.  

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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7 January 2005

Business challenged to raise $120 mln for tsunami victims [Australia]

Author: Mark Phillips, AAP Newsfeed [Australia]

Australian businesses have been challenged to raise [A]$120 million for Asian tsunami victims...as corporate donations start pouring in after a slow start. [refers to Qantas Airways, National Australia Bank, Visy, Westfield, Commonwealth Bank, News...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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4 September 2007

Australia: NGO report says apparel companies unaware of or playing down “worsening conditions” in their supply chain

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4 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Ethical Threads: Corporate social responsibility in the Australian garment industry"

Author: Emer Diviney & Serena Lillywhite, Brotherhood of St Laurence [Australia]

This research has found that the Australian garment industry has been slow to embrace both mandatory and voluntary mechanisms to protect workers in international and local manufacturing supply chains...The study found companies had limited awareness...

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20 April 2011

Our Guilty Pleasure: Exploitative Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry – 10 Years on From the Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol

Author: World Vision Australia

Through the lens of World Vision Australia’s call for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including trafficked labour and fair prices for cocoa farmers...the report...examines global initiatives that have arisen in the last decade to...

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20 June 2012

Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights report re alleged abuses at supplier factories in Bangladesh

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 8 March 2012, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights published a report…calling on major fashion brands to move immediately to stop beatings, imprisonment and firing of hundreds of workers at their supplier plants, Rosita Knitwears and...

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20 June 2012

Response by Coles Group: Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights calls on major fashion brands to stop beatings & imprisonment of workers in supply chain.

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6 November 2014

Australia: Customer sues Coles Supermarkets over alleged disability discrimination re accessibility of website

Author: Rachel Browne, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"Blind woman Gisele Mesnage sues Coles over online shopping website", 5 Nov 2014...

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5 May 2015

Investigation reports slave-live conditions on Australia's farms supplying supermarkets & fastfood chains; companies respond

A Four Corners investigation has revealed labour exploitation, slave-like conditions and black market labour gangs on farms and in factories supplying Australia's biggest supermarkets and fast food chains. The report found that crime syndicates and...

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