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
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA calls for the immediate release of Ahed Tamimi and all children currently detained as political prisoners inside Israeli prisons.
Economic blackmail by Russia against Sri Lanka’s asbestos ban decision slammed by international trade unions and health networks.
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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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.
Global Asbestos Action Alliance
The Rotterdam Convention has failed miserably as chrysotile asbestos blocked again from listing, continuing to put millions of workers at risk.
Global Asbestos Action Alliance
Global petition demanding action on chrysotile and reform of the Rotterdam Convention to be handed to COP President Rotterdam Convention Tuesday 2nd May.
A coalition of organisations and community groups from around Australia express concern regarding the humanitarian crisis that Australia has created.
South Pacific Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) concerned that the inaugural Pacific labour meeting will not include union representation.
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.
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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