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Human Rights Working Group for Business [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…