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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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9 October 2017

Unions and super funds up ante on human rights abuses

Author: Adele Ferguson, Sydney Morning Herald

7 October 2017...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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25 August 2016

Australia: Westfarmers urges supermarkets to sign up to Voluntary Tax Transparency Code

Author: Madeleine Hefferman, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"Wesfarmers urges Aldi to sign tax code in 'corporate peer pressure'", 15 Aug 2016...

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22 March 2016

Shift database shows how 30 companies are reporting on the UN Guiding Principles

A new database launched today gathers together for the first time companies' own reporting about how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database, developed by Shift, shows...

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18 September 2015

8 major companies call for strong climate action by Australian Govt. & intl. community at Paris summit

Author: AGL, BHP Billiton, General Electric, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers, Westpac

Climate change is affecting our businesses and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that we have a role to play and we want to play our part...We have come together because we acknowledge that climate change will continue to have serious...

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12 May 2015

Australia: Members of govt. working group seek ways "to hold supermarkets to account" for reported labour abuses in supply chains

Author: Brynn O’Brien and Martijn Boersma, Supply Chains Working Group (Australia), in Guardian (UK)

"Cracking down on migrant workers isn't how to hold supermarkets to account", 5 May 2015...

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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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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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9 May 2012

Call for Australia to stop Sahara phosphate imports

Author: Gareth Boreham, SBS [Australia]

Human rights activist, Malak Amidan, who's visiting Australia, is calling for Australia to stop phosphate imports from the territory...Malak Amidan says workers in Western Sahara are exploited every day. None more so than those in the territory's...

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