About Jubilee

Our Mission


The Jubilee Australia Research Centre engages in research and advocacy to promote economic justice for communities in the Asia-Pacific region and accountability for Australian corporations and government agencies operating there.

Australia exerts enormous influence over some of its neighbours in the Asia Pacific region. The Australian Government’s trade policy and aid program, and the practices of Australian companies, matter in the region. More often than it should, Australian influence is exerted in ways that result in considerable harm to poor and marginalised communities.

Jubilee Australia is working to change this. We want Australia to be good neighbour in the region.

Our work focuses on sustainable economies, community consent, justice and the important question of what reform is needed now to ensure that Australian government and corporate practices supports community wellbeing and a just and sustainable global economy.

Our research and advocacy serves a public purpose: our investigations look into whose interests are served by the policies and decisions of Australian corporations and government agencies. If we find that the interests of communities in our region or the Australian public are not being served, we seek to draw these facts to the attention of politicians, the media, and our supporters

Jubilee Australia:

1. Works with individuals and groups, usually in the Asia-Pacific region, to identify and document human rights abuses, environmental destruction or economic injustice in their communities

2. Identifies and documents how Australian companies, financial institutions and Australian government actions cause or contribute to those adverse impacts;

3. Identifies and documents how policy change at the national and international level might prevent current and future environmental and human rights abuses and economic injustice.