Australian Corporate Accountability Network of Australia

ACAN Biannual Meeting

ACAN Biannual Meeting

ACAN Biannual Meeting Agenda

9 – 9:30 Coffee and catch-ups

9:30 – 11 Next steps for ACAN (Chair – Keren Adams)

  • Reflections on the last 12 months & new opportunities for collaboration in 2019 & beyond (with a focus on the implications of likely change of government)

  • An ACAN platform? (Draft to be circulated prior to meeting)

  • Seeking funding for an ACAN coordinator? (Concept note to be circulated prior to meeting)

  • The ACAN Steering Group – membership and nominations for 2019

  • ACAN Working Groups, their purpose and co-ordinators

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:30 -1:00 Leveraging and moving beyond the Modern Slavery Act: opportunities for collaboration and building the case for mandatory human rights due diligence (Chair – Ingrid Landau)

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 The Australian National Contact Point (Chair – Shelley Marshall)

  • Leveraging the ANCP reform program to build the case for a strengthened corporate human rights watchdog

  • New complaints in 2019 & beyond, and how to campaign around them.

3:30 – 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00 Other areas for collaboration (eg National Action Plan? Reforms to Procurement? Reforms to Corporations Law? Or issues-based work like climate & human rights or mining & human rights) (Chair – Luke Fletcher)

5:00 – 5:30 Wrap up: where to from here? (Chairs – Andrea Maksimovic & Brynn O’Brien)

  • Summary of actions arising from meeting