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.
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Check out our latest Media Releases and Public Statements
Ban asbestos campaigners from Indonesia have been invited to speak at the 2022 Asbestos Safety and Management Conference, 18-20 May in the Blue Mountains, NSW organised by the Australian government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.
Ahead of World Trade Organization meetings, protesters call for Pfizer to put health ahead of profits, radically shift its current sales practices and support a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine monopolies.
MEDIA RELEASE: ‘Each-way bet’: Trade Minister declines to co-sponsor waiver on COVID vaccine monopolies
On the eve of an important World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting on intellectual property this week, the Government has revealed that Australia will not co-sponsor a proposal to waive commercial monopolies on COVID19 vaccines, as Shadow Trade Minister Madeleine King
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.
New poll shows most Australians support change to trade rules for fair access to vaccines for low-income countries
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
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.