We have been engaging with Qantas for over a year regarding their involvement in the forced deportation and transfer of asylum seekers between sites of detention. We are currently calling on Qantas to:
- Review its policies and processes relating to involuntary transportation, utilising the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a basis for the review; and
- Disclose to shareholders the results of the review, outlining any human rights risks that pose a threat to the company’s interests in the long term.
We filed a shareholder resolution on this issue in August 2019. The resolution is being supported by Mercy Investment Services, and will be heard at Qantas’ 2019 AGM.
In 2018, ACCR and the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) co-filed a shareholder resolution on this same issue, calling on Qantas to stop deportations and removals to danger.