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
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.
Rotterdam Convention: A 12-year veto of asbestos producer countries to the listing of chrysotile asbestos costs lives and makes a mockery of scientific evidence and the principles of the Convention
Public Statement regarding APHEDA's accreditation status and the suspension of DFAT-funded project in Palestine lifted - published 30 April 2019.
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Australian delegation studying asbestos threats to health in Vietnam commend Prime Minister’s decision to stop asbestos roofsheet production by 2023.
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The Australian Embassy and the Office of the Embassy of Canada in Laos cancer prevention message on billboard.
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Public Statement regarding the Courier Mail article published 20 September 2018.
Cooperative Power Australia
Union Aid Abroad is a founding member of Cooperative Power, a newly formed Australian Union cooperative electricity retailer.
Laos takes steps to end asbestos - workshop to launch the development of the National Action Plan to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases...

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