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.

Supporting materials:

Previous engagement

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.