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24 September 2018

Australia: Miners to launch class action lawsuits over alleged underpayment against labour hire firms

Author: Lorna Knowles, ABC (Australia)

"Miners to launch new class actions against labour hire firms WorkPac, Programmed, HAYS and One Key", 21 Sep 2018...

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16 September 2018

Australia: MS Bill 2018 debated in Parliament; changes proposed to introduce financial penalties & independent anti-slavery commissioner

Author: Australian Associated Press, SBS News

"Modern slavery laws need fines, Labor says" 13 September 2018...

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11 September 2018

Renewable energy increasingly popular with mining companies

"As mining companies become more aware of the rapidly falling costs of renewables, wind and solar are set to become a growing trend in powering mining operations worldwide over the coming years, shows a new report from Fitch Solutions. On the back of...

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10 September 2018

Australia: Woolworths agrees to audit cleaning contractors annually and rectify underpayments

Author: Ewin Hannan, The Australian

"Woolies to audit contract cleaners to stop exploitation of workers", 29 August 2018...

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5 September 2018

Australia: Civil society and business leaders express strong support for Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in open letter to Prime Minister

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, leaders of civil society, business, investors, academics and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, acknowledging the goodwill, time and effort contributed by...

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1 September 2018

Australia: Program to close employment gap between indigenous & non-indigenous Australians requires robust evaluation

Author: Zoe Staines, The Conversation

"The Indigenous employment gap is widening and we don't know how to fix it", 29 August 2018...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Australia: Senate Committee reports on Modern Slavery Bill 2018, recommending list of reporting entities and 'independent statutory officer'

Author: Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

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25 August 2018

Australia: Nestle comments on Modern Slavery Bill 2018, suggests penalties best considered after grace period

Author: Emily Baker, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers", 19 August 2018 One of the world's largest food and drink companies has warned proposed legislation requiring big business to report on their efforts to combat modern slavery could h...

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14 August 2018

BHP says Samarco dam disaster settlement agreement approved by Brazilian court

Author: Reuters

"BHP says Samarco settlement approved", 10 August 2018...

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