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£5bn illegally taken out of Zambia over past decade, says report

Campaigners say most of the siphoned money ends up in tax havens and can be traced to mining multinationals

Rupert Neate The Guardian, Tuesday 18 December 2012

More than £5bn has been illegally siphoned out of Zambia over 10 years, with most of it ending it up in offshore banks and tax havens, […]

Catholic Bishops speak out – “We need transparency to fight corruption and tax dodging”.

“God intended the earth with everything contained in it for the use of all human beings and peoples. Thus, under the leadership of justice and in the company of charity, created goods should be in abundance for all in like manner.” (Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes, 69)

25 April 2012

Multinational companies deprive […]

Bishop Stephen Mungo, the EU, transparency and poverty in Africa.

From The Guardian UK , 30th March, 2012

Greater transparency can shed light on the murky world of resource corruption.

The EU needs to introduce robust transparency laws if Europe is serious about improving the lives of the world’s poorest Africa is considered to be the most economically underdeveloped continent. It holds significant reserves […]

SJ Around the Bay to join Publish What You Pay

At the meeting of representatives of Parish Social Justice Groups held at Corpus Christi, St Ives, there was agreement to join the Australian Coalition of Publish What You Pay. (See Mission Statement) .

The membership principles state:

a) Advocate for the mandatory disclosure of payments made by extractive industry companies, both multinational and state […]

Publish What You Pay

Filipino bishops seek solidarity from Australian Church

from CathNews, (2006) In a statement timed to coincide with the Australian Church’s Social Justice Sunday this weekend, Filipino bishops have called on their Australian counterparts for support in safeguarding the human rights of Filipino Indigenous people under pressure from Australian mining companies.

November 5,2009 […]


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