A new guide to help the resources and energy sectors manage their modern slavery risks is now available: Resources, energy and modern slavery: Practical responses to managing risks to people.
A diverse group of leaders from the Australian business community, civil society, the religious community and academia has released a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat Modern Slavery.
After years of debate and consultation led by Professor John Ruggie, the United Nations Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, there is now clarification at the international level about the responsibility of business through the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
At ‘Raising the Bar: Leading Sustainable Business in 2008’ Annual National Conference of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
Executive discretion in a time of COVID-19 – promoting, protecting and fulfilling human rights in the contemporary public health context
Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have required very quick action by governments. But those responses have also involved significant limitations on people’s rights and freedoms, especially freedom of movement, and implemented through executive power often with limited parliamentary involvement.
In our new strategic plan we commit to 'motivating big business to incorporate human rights into their everyday business practice'.