The 2019 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights – convened by the Global Compact Network Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission – will take place on 17 October 2019 in Melbourne. The dialogue will run from 9.00am – 5.30pm followed by networking drinks from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.
For the sixth consecutive year, Australia’s multi-sector, multi-stakeholder Dialogue, will bring together leaders and experts to progress the business and human rights agenda.
Recognising the importance of the Asia-Pacific region as a major trading partner and host to many suppliers and customers of Australian companies, the theme for the 2019 Dialogue will be:
‘Doing Business with Respect for Human Rights in the Asia Pacific Region’.
This year’s Dialogue will also feature a multi-stakeholder line-up of experts drawn from both Australia and the region. The Dialogue will highlight the diverse challenges Australian companies may face in respecting human rights in Australia and the region and practical solutions to address them. The regional theme is timely given many Australian companies are considering their relationships in the region as part of their response to new modern slavery legislation. Australian companies are also facing increasing pressure from stakeholders, including consumers, investors, multilateral customers and governments, to address their human rights impact at home and abroad.
The full agenda is available here.
The Summary and Outcomes Document is available here.
Please note that the Dialogue is strictly invitation only and, due to limited space, we are only able to offer one place per organisation.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
The 2019 Dialogue is kindly sponsored by: