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Launched in 2011, PWYP Australia brings together a wide range of organisations, including human rights, aid, faith-based, anti-corruption, union and environmental groups. The coalition works with civil society, government and industry to fully implement the EITI, following the Australian government’s commitment to the initiative in 2016. Several members represented civil society in the country’s pilot’s EITI multi-stakeholder group, helping improve accountability Australia’s extractive industries and strengthen the EITI as the global standard for transparency in the sector.

Following Canada’s adoption of mandatory disclosure laws, Australia is the last major developed country yet to commit to such regulations. The coalition is working with the Australian government for laws obliging companies listed or based in Australia to publish what they pay to governments in countries where they operate.

Through the PWYP Data Extractors programme, the Australian coalition published Abundant Resources, Absent Data in September 2017. The report demonstrates the importance of open data to transparency in the extractives sector, building evidence-based policy and ensuring citizens and governments worldwide are benefitting from their natural resources.

Australia is the last major developed country yet to commit to mandatory disclosure, so the coalition is working with the government to ensure companies listed or based in Australia publish what they pay

Member organisations

Action Aid Australia external website link >
Aid Watch external website link >
Anglican Overseas Aid external website link >
Australian Conservation Foundation  external website link >
Australian Council for International Development external website link >
A Billion Little Stones external website link >
Burma Campaign Australia  external website link >
Caritas Australia  external website link >
Catholic Mission  external website link >
ChildFund Australia external website link >
Columban Mission Institute external website link >
Conservation Council of Western Australia external website link >
CFMEU – Mining and Energy external website link >
CAER – Corporate Analysis. Enhanced Responsibility external website link >
Economists at Large external website link >
Friends of the Earth Australia external website link >
Global Poverty Project external website link >
Greenpeace Australia Pacific external website link >
Human Rights Law Centre external website link >
Jubilee Australia external website link >
Mineral Policy Institute external website link >
Oaktree Foundation external website link >
Oxfam Australia external website link >
SEARCH Foundation external website link >
SJ Around The Bay external website link >
Tear Australia external website link >
Transparency International Australia external website link >
Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA external website link >
Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Victoria and Tasmania external website link >
World Vision Australia external website link >

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