Currently there are actions around Australia highlighting and questioning BHP Billiton’s record on human rights, transparency and ecological justice. BHP Billiton’s Annual General Meeting (shareholder meeting) is taking place in Perth, Australia.

MELBOURNE: 20+ activist are currently outside the head office of BHP (Bloody Huge Profits) Billiton, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. A spirited crowd including nuclear free activists from the Anti-nuclear and clean energy collective (ACE) and communities from Philippines, Colombia and Chile are taking on BHP Billiton rousing chants:

“The bigger they are the bigger they fall!”

SYDNEY: 10+ activists are outside BHP Billiton’s office, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney. They are handing out information to passer-bys and have an exhibition of images of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam Uranium mine in South Australia and educational materials on the issues of the nuclear cycle of which uranium is the beginning og.

PERTH: A huge gathering of activists including representatives from the Noongyar Nation, Wongatha Nations Australian Conservation Foundation, Western Australian Student Environment Network, Conservation Council Western Australia, Friends of the Earth, Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA), Western Australian Nuclear Free Allinace (WANFA) and UnionsWA. The protests outside is a colourful creative action including music.

Wongatha Elders, Richard Evans and Geoffrey Stokes, and Nonngyar, Della Rae Morrison and Ken Haywood  with a union representative from Colombia and Nuclear Free campaigners from the Australian Conservation Foundation are inside the AGM to ask questions concerning BHP Billiton’s operations.

You can see the live broadcast of the BHP Billion’s AGM here (to see AGM documents and speeches after the AGM go here

You can download the BHP Billiton Alternative Annual Report: Other Sides to the Story: Threatening Lives, the Environment and People’s Future here

Media here