Do No Harm? Procurement of Medical Goods by Australian Companies and Government

54 Pages Posted: 2 May 2017

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

There are hidden costs in the production and procurement of medical goods by Australian companies and the public sector: mounting evidence shows that there is a high occurrence of labour and human rights abuses in the production of goods such as gloves, surgical instruments, clothing, footwear and electronics. The production of these healthcare goods is tainted by hazardous working conditions, labour exploitation, child labour and other abuses.

Keywords: supply chains, medical goods, public procurement, labour standards, healthcare

Suggested Citation

Boersma, Martijn, Do No Harm? Procurement of Medical Goods by Australian Companies and Government (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2961620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2961620

Martijn Boersma (Contact Author)

Catalyst Australia ( email )

Sydney
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.catalyst.org.au

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