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Moving towards an Australian Modern Slavery Act: what does it mean for business?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
Ed note: The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this article from Katherine Christ of the University of South Australia and Roger Burritt of the Australian National University Dr Katherine Christ and Professor Roger Burritt Roger Burritt, ANU ...

Carbon Market Institute calls for clarity in safeguard mechanism, Emissions Reduction Fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017  |  NEWS
... Senate oversight over the way in which the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) could adjust the rules governing baselines, and Parliament would have to pass legislation to extend ERF funding, but neither change would require a new mechanism, but rather an evolution ...

Considering the first 20 years of the Global Reporting Initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 SEP 2017  |  NEWS
In the 20 years since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched, it has reshaped the way sustainability is reported and now that it has transitioned from voluntary guidelines into reporting standards, it could impact more profoundly in the ...

Government to introduce Australian Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 AUG 2017  |  NEWS
... into a potential Modern Slavery Act for Australia being conducted by the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. That subcommittee's public comment period is finished and ...

Majority of Australian participants want mandatory sustainability reporting: ACCSR survey

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
A majority of Australian respondents to the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR)'s annual survey said they support mandatory sustainability reporting for all organisations of a certain size. Leeora Black, managing director ...

Removing complicity in modern slavery?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
... Slavery Act ' 24 February, 2017) the country has an opportunity to rise to the challenge set by Forrest and others. Parliament is currently in the process of reviewing submissions which will consider whether similar or improved measures to those adopted ...

Government launches inquiry investigating need for Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
... 2015. Alice Cope, executive manager, Global Compact Network Australia The Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is conducting the inquiry, which will focus on seven terms ...

AICD calls for stronger corporate whistle-blower protections

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is calling for "significantly stronger and broader whistle-blower protections" for the corporate sector. Louise Petschler, general manager - advocacy, AICD The AICD has submitted comment to the Parliamentary ...

Louise Davidson joins International Integrated Reporting Council board

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 SEP 2016  |  NEWS
... executive officer. Howitt will succeed outgoing CEO Paul Druckman on 1 November. Howitt is currently a Member of European Parliament (MEP), and will step down as MEP when he takes up his new position at IIRC. Howitt has served as MEP for more than 20 ...

International Integrated Reporting Council hires Richard Howitt as CEO

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 SEP 2016  |  NEWS
... executive officer. Howitt will succeed outgoing CEO Paul Druckman on 1 November. Howitt is currently a Member of European Parliament (MEP), and will step down as MEP when he takes up his new position at IIRC. Howitt has served as MEP for more than 20 ...