Martijn Boersma

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19 Apr 2017

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries....


13 Sep 2016

This paper reflects on legislative measures that address human rights issues in global supply chains and argues that the Australian government and companies should learn from measures taken in other jurisdictions in the face of urgent human rights abuses.



27 Jul 2015

The big four Australian banks have received international accolades for their sustainability efforts. Despite these accolades, a number of recent controversies have stimulated public debate about the social and environmental responsibilities of the banking industry. Australian banks have suffered public outrage as a result of...


17 Jul 2015

Australia’s largest retail banks – often known as the big four – have been praised as leaders in corporate sustainability reporting. Despite receiving numerous sustainability awards, a closer examination of their operations reveals a different picture.

This report looks at the social, environmental and...


1 Oct 2014


At first sight child labour may not appear to be a material issue for Australian companies and investors: Australia has labour laws that prescribe the minimum school-leaving and employment age. Australia also has a rich tradition in worker representation and a trade...

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