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27 November 2019

Australia: Westpac accused of multiple legal breaches, allegedly allowing customers to pay for child sexual abuse

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) has accused Westpac of multiple legal breaches which allowed its customers to pay for overseas child abuse unchallenged, highlighting the importance of transnational cooperation. Westpac...

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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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5 November 2019

Australia: Civil liberties groups and business speak out over PM's proposal to ban protesters boycotting companies

Civil society groups and business speak out against proposals of the Morrison government to stop protesters boycotting companies they oppose. 

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29 June 2019

Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations

A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil  published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...

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20 October 2018

Australia: Shareholder resolutions on human rights at upcoming AGMs of Woolworths, Qantas and Origin

Shareholder resolutions addressing human rights issues have been lodged for consideration at several upcoming annual general meetings (AGMs): Origin on fracking projects on indigenous land; Qantas on transportation of asylum seekers; and Woolworths on...

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20 October 2018

Westpac to review lobby group memberships after shareholder campaign

Author: Ruth Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald

15 October 2018...

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4 October 2018

Equileap publishes ranking of top 200 companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...

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9 July 2018

Guidance on developing effective grievance mechanisms in the banking sector

Author: BankTrack & Oxfam Australia

This paper reviews banks’ responsibilities and provides suggestions and recommendations for how banks can develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms that will be legitimate, trusted and meet their responsibilities under the...

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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25 February 2018

Australia: Growing support amongst large institutional investors for shareholder & NGO campaigns on climate & human rights

Author: Ruth Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Big investors backed shareholder campaigns on climate, human rights", 23 February 2018...

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