Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton held its Australian AGM in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday 16 November.
The company came in for strong criticism on a number of issues and was presented with an alternative annual report, Other Sides to the Story: Threatening Lives, the Environment and People’s Future.
For news of events around the Perth AGM, and to download the alternative annual report, see http://bhpbillitonwatch.net/2010/11/16/actions-against-bhp-billiton/.
Protests at BHP’s annual general meeting
Green groups have turned out in force to protest at BHP Billiton’s annual general meeting in Perth.
Dozens of protesters were moved on by police after they became vocal outside the meeting at the Convention Centre.
The Conservation Council of Western Australia has launched what it calls the alternative annual report, saying the company has failed to protect the environment in a number of key areas.
The Council’s director Piers Verstegen says they are concerned about BHP’s plans to mine uranium in WA.
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