Katherine Christ and Roger Burritt have published an article entitled “Current perceptions on the problem of modern slavery in business” in a new Wiley journal edited by Professor Richard Welford called Business Strategy & Development. Modern slavery in business is the subject of a Parliament of Australia Inquiry. The paper examines and synthesizes findings of […]

A new publication entitled ‘Environmental management accounting in local  government: Functional and institutional imperatives’ co-authored by Dr Wei Qian, and Professors Roger Burritt and Gary Monroe is now available on Financial Accountability & Management Early View. The Abstract is as follows: “The challenge of using environmental management accounting (EMA) tools such as full-cost accounting to […]

In a newly published article in the Journal of Cleaner Production entitled “Water risk in mining: analysis of the Samarco dam failure” Roger Burritt and Katherine Christ explore the impact on water risk management in mining of the November 2015 Samarco tailings dam disaster in Brazil, the largest in the world according to many criteria. […]

On 7 December 2017 the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in Australia released its final report in relation to a Parliamentary Inquiry regarding whether a Modern Slavery Act was needed in the Australian context. The Inquiry was designed to consider ways in which Australia could combat the growing problem of modern […]

A Call for Papers on ‘Accounting for modern slavery, employees and work conditions in business’ has just been announced to be published in a Special Issue of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Full details can be found here. Guest Editors for the Special Issue are: Dr Katherine Christ, University of South Australia Business School Professor […]

A Parliamentary Inquiry into the establishment of an Australian Modern Slavery Act has just produced its Interim report, with a final Report expected to be published at the end of 2017. The Australian Government Department of Justice has also released a consultation document about suggested Global Supply Chain Reporting requirements in Australia. Put the two together and […]

The latest volume of the Academic Leadership Series has been published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand: Guthrie, J., Evans, E. and Burritt, R. (eds.), (2017) Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools in Australia, Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, pp. 111. The publication also […]