Qantas, the UN, Julie Bishop and the push to refuse carrying forced deportations & other asylum seeker movements
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility wants to stop Qantas's involvement in the forced deportation and transfer of asylum seekers between sites of detention.
And thanks to Qantas's pandering to the UN they might just get there.
Qantas only has itself and perhaps Julie Bishop to blame.
On 3 June 2017 Bishop gave Australian corporations this new oversight group:
As we said at the time:
It's conspicuous for its Orwellian purpose - as explained by Ms Bishop
Today I announce the establishment of a Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, adopted unanimously by the Human Rights Council in 2011, are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.
Bishop's bureaucracy was set up to do this:
The Advisory Group will provide expert advice to support government and business to work together to improve human rights, including a review of existing laws, policies and best practices relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
First item on its agenda is to review Australian laws, policies and "best practices" alongside the UN's guiding principles on business and human rights.
Who in their right mind would commit their business to this?