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13 December 2017

Australia: Report summarising findings of OECD National Contact Point independent review is published

Author: Independent reviewer, Alex Newton

The Australian Government has various legally binding commitments...relating to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines)....

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30 November 2017

Commentary: Corporate human rights infringements: Are remedies effective?

Author: Herbert Smith Freehills, Lexology

Long described as the "forgotten pillar" of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the right to an effective remedy for all victims of human rights abuses received significant attention this week as over 2,000 businesses, government...

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29 November 2017

Coalition of NGOs launch online platform tracking states' legal initiatives on corporate accountability & access to remedy

Author: ICAR, ECCJ, CORE Coalition, Above Ground and Public Eye

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Article
28 November 2017

Australia: Minerals Council withdraws previous support for policies limiting advocacy by environmental organizations

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian (UK)

"Mining industry body retreats from hardline stance on charities", 27 Nov 2017...

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Story
27 November 2017

Australia: Canstruct to contract with govt. to provide services to offshore detention centre on Nauru

Canstruct, an Australian civil engineering company, will reportedly contract with the Australian government to provide services at offshore detention facilities in Nauru. Media reports highlight the concerns raised by human rights groups that...

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27 November 2017

Australia: Temporary migrant workers widely exploited, new research finds

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27 November 2017

Australia: Watchdog submits first-ever appeal to OECD over govt.'s failure to investigate abuses by G4S at Manus Island asylum centre

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Company non-response
27 November 2017

Canstruct did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Canstruct to respond to the media reports regarding Nauru; however, the company did not respond.

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Company non-response
21 November 2017

News Corp Australia (part of News Corporation) did not respond

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20 November 2017

Australia: Marriage equality 'Yes' vote wins; corporate supporters vocal, despite criticism

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