Media and Public Statements 

On this page, you can find links to our Media Releases and Public Statements.

Our international work is predominantly in the Asia-Pacific region with our areas of expertise including asbestos, trade union development, women’s rights, climate justice and just transition, migration and refugees.

Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA is available for interviews, comments, information, and case studies.

Our communications organiser can put you in touch with the relevant spokesperson for comment, interview or to discuss any media opportunities.

Contact: or +61 2 9264 9343

Check out our latest Media Releases and Public Statements
Media Release: Open Letter on Asbestos – stop the coming cancer epidemic in Asia
15 Dec 2017: Today an influential group of scientists and researchers launched a global campaign to counter the misinformation from the asbestos industry.
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Discussion Paper Launch: Temporary Labour Mobility in Australia and the Pacific Islands
On 31 October, Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA launched a discussion paper at the annual ACFID Conference on Labour Mobility in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
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Media Release: Global Asbestos Action Alliance on failure of Rotterdam Convention
The Rotterdam Convention has failed miserably as chrysotile asbestos blocked again from listing, continuing to put millions of workers at risk.
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Global Asbestos Action Alliance Media Event Notice
Global petition demanding action on chrysotile and reform of the Rotterdam Convention to be handed to COP President Rotterdam Convention Tuesday 2nd May.
Open statement calling for immediate action on offshore detention
A coalition of organisations and community groups from around Australia express concern regarding the humanitarian crisis that Australia has created.
MEDIA RELEASE: Pacific unions concerned at lack of worker representation at Pacific Labour meeting
South Pacific Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) concerned that the inaugural Pacific labour meeting will not include union representation.
ACTU and APHEDA welcome ALP announcement on Timor Sea
The ACTU and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA welcome today’s announcement by Tanya Plibersek that a Labor government will settle the dispute over the Timor Sea.
MEDIA RELEASE: Trade Justice For Pacific Island Nations
AFTINET, APHEDA, ACTU and Pacific Network for Globalisation (PANG), are holding a rally to call for trade justice for Pacific Islanders.

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