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.

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Check out our latest Media Releases and Public Statements
Four in five Australians are in favour of a ceasefire in Gaza (81%), and a majority (53%) support the Australian Government taking more action to achieve that goal, new polling has found.
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.
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.
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!

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