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: media@apheda.org.au or +61 2 9264 9343

Check out our latest Media Releases and Public Statements
Update by APHEDA and Mondiaal FNV: here are two infographics highlighting Worker's Rights Violations and the Outlook of Myanmar's Ready Made Garment Industry under martial law.
A poll has shown that 62% of Australians believe the Australian government should support a temporary waiver on patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines.
In February 2021, the Myanmar military staged a coup in Myanmar. Although the coup may see an increase in sexual violence, this is nothing new for women in Myanmar.
June 2021 Myanmar Update: ILO Resolution and Free Women Political Prisoners in Myanmar campaign launched on Aung San Suu Kyi’s Birthday (19 June 2021)
The Australian government must call on the Israeli Netanyahu government to immediately cease the bombing of Gaza, and restrain the attacks on Palestinian communities in cities in Israel, and settler attacks on Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Joint Media Release: Australian Civil Society Groups Call For Government to Take Urgent Action on Myanmar
APHEDA Statement in Solidarity with Karen partner organisations and civilians in Karen State - 21 January 2021
Statement on ADB Annual Meeting - the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Must Clarify Asbestos Policy Now!
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA has joined international aid and civil society organisations in calling for an end to trade negotiations during the Coronavirus pandemic to help low-income countries focus on the health emergency.
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA has joined international aid and civil society organisations in calling for debt relief to low-income countries to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Media Release on the Launch of the Cambodian National Asbestos Profile, Phnom Penh - Thursday 27 June 2019.
Asian delegation slams the failure for the 7th time to list chrysotile asbestos onto the Rotterdam Convention due to unethical veto of asbestos producer countries and their allies.

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