Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The AusNCP is currently monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and how this impacts our daily business. Due to the current circumstances it is likely our timeframes will be delayed and we remain in contact with stakeholders regarding any procedural delays. Businesses are encouraged to utilise our new OECD Guidelines summary checklist as a tool to support high quality decisions during this period of social and economic change.

Independent Examiner

John SouthalanThe Australian Treasury has appointed Mr John Southalan as the inaugural Independent Examiner of the Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP). Mr Southalan commenced his duties on 27 August 2019.

Based in Western Australia, Mr Southalan is an experienced practitioner in the fields of responsible business conduct and dispute resolution. His extensive international and domestic experience will enhance the AusNCP’s capability to handle complex and sensitive issues arising under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines).

The Independent Examiner is responsible for managing all complaints (specific instances) brought to the AusNCP, including communication and conciliation with parties, decision making and statements on findings. The Independent Examiner also assists to raise awareness of the AusNCP functions and the OECD Guidelines.





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