Andrew and Robert Starkey & MNE/Company
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date28 Sep 2021
Host country(ies)Australia
Industry sectorManufacturing, Public administration and defence
StatusIn progress

On 28 September 2021, Andrew and Robert Starkey submitted a specific instance to the AusNCP alleging that an Australian based MNE had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II) or Human Rights (Chapter IV) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, the issues relate to the discovery of an unexploded ordinance in South Australia by the Starkey Traditional Owners, resulting in risk to personal safety and artefacts of cultural significance.

The submitters are seeking mediation to find suitable remedy, including an impact assessment, temporary cessation of the company’s supply services and financial compensation.

The AusNCP will now move to the initial assessment phase of procedure.