10 years of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia

June 2021 marked the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This milestone provides an important opportunity to reflect on the progress made in Australia, to identify gaps in policy, law and practice, and explore possible solutions.

As part of this anniversary, the Australian Human Rights Commission and Australian Human Rights Institute collaborated on a new report that serves as practical roadmap for government, business and investors as they look to increase their commitment to UNGP implementation. We also hope it can serve as an advocacy tool for the diverse range of actors working to embed respect for human rights into business activities. 

This event on 23 September 2021 brought together key stakeholders from Australia’s business and human rights community to launch the report and discuss next steps.


  • Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President - Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Professor Justine Nolan, Director - Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW
  • Dr Luke Fletcher, Executive Director - Jubilee Australia; Visiting Fellow - UNSW School of Social Science
  • Rachel Davis, Vice-President and Co-Founder - Shift Project
  • Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Head of Business and Human Rights - Corrs Chambers Westgarth