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25 March 2009

Briefing on why an Australian Charter of Rights would be good for business - calls for companies to engage

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25 March 2009

[PDF] Would an Australian Charter of Rights be good for business?

Author: Francine Johnson and Edward Santow, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law [Australia]

[refers to BHP Billiton, Westpac, Foster’s, Intrepid Travel, Futureye, Barclays, Ericsson, HP, General Electric, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, ANZ, National Australia Bank, BP, Shell, Starbucks, Volkswagen, Telstra]

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1 March 2009

World Business Council for Sustainable Development says issues of water, energy & climate change should be tackled together

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1 March 2009

[PDF] full report: Water, Energy and Climate Change: A contribution from the business community

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

This document is composed of four parts:...

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5 August 2008

Beer giant Foster's fined $1.125 million over worker's death [Australia]

Author: Elissa Hunt, Herald Sun [Australia]

…Cuu Huynh, 58, died after being trapped in a sensor-controlled door of a machine he was operating…Foster's Australia Limited pleaded guilty…to failing to provide a safe workplace, and…adequate training and supervision. It was fined $1.125 million.....

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1 August 2006

Campaign by Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) raising health & safety concerns about women promoting beer brands in Asia (especially in Cambodia) & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2006, the Australian Council of Trade Unions launched a campaign against multinational beer companies' "exploitation" of young women promoting their brands. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited each company mentioned in the...

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27 May 2006

New Campaign To Lift Wages and Prevent HIV Deaths Among Beer Promotion Women [Asia]

Author: Australian Council of Trade Unions

...new campaign against the exploitation of young women in promotional campaigns by multinational beer companies...[the] international campaign...highlight[s] the inadequate wages of 'beer girls' & the high rate of HIV infection which is leading...

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1 May 2005

[DOC] Private Sector Partnerships: A Case Study documenting CARE Cambodia’s partnership with Heineken International 2003 - 2005

Author: CARE International in Cambodia

This report documents the private sector partnership between the NGO CARE Cambodia and the brewery Heineken...The partnership began with the implementation of the Selling Beer Safely project to help contribute to the improved health, general well...

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8 January 2005

Australian corporate tsunami donations criticised

Author: AFP

Australia's top shareholders' body criticised corporate donations to tsunami relief funds...The Australian Shareholders Association said companies had no right to give away shareholders' money...[Deputy] chairman Stephen Matthews...said donations...

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7 January 2005

Australian businesses challenged to raise A$120 million for tsunami victims

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