BDS Australia organises, supports and endorses initiatives aimed at boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against corporations, organisations, institutions and governments that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the continued oppression of the Palestinian people. BDS involves BOYCOTTS of products and companies that profit from the oppression of the Palestinian people, financial DIVESTMENT from corporations and organisations whose investment portfolios include corporations profiting from the occupation, and calling for SANCTIONS against Israel as they continue to violate international law. For more information about the BDS Movement visit their website here. Please also take the time to connect with our campaigns below and contact us if you have any feedback or questions.
In Australia, Veolia and subsidiaries run a variety of enterprises, including waste management, recycling, water treatment, energy and transport. This French multinational company has profited directly from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, including via the Jerusalem Light Rail Project, Tovlan Lanfill, Ayalon Waste Treatment Plant and regular bus services to illegal Israeli settlements. Read more about the campaign on the dedicated campaign website here.
Operating in over 120 countries, G4S is the largest security company in the world, and has made headlines for misconduct in its operations in private prisons and deportation systems in Australia. G4S Israel profits from its complicity in the illegal occupation of Palestinian Territories through practices that are in violation of International Law, Child Rights Treaties, and multiple United Nations Resolutions. Read more on our dedicated campaign page here.
Would you fly our doctors with money from the arms trade? Israel’s largest military equipment company, Elbit Systems, have been a target for successful divestment campaigns worldwide for their role in continuing the illegal occupation of Palestinian Territories. Thanks to a deal brokered by the NSW state government, Elbit Systems will run a commerical flight simulator centre on the NSW Dubbo base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Elbit will contribute $10 million towards this training centre and will control the establishment, operations, training services and maintenance of the centre within the base. As a commercial enterprise Elbit will also train other clients at this facility. Read more on our dedicated campaign page here.