Action Needed Now
The NSW State Parliament passed Modern Slavery legislation in June 2018. The Act was passed unopposed. The NSW Modern Slavery Act is groundbreaking legislation as it not only refers to slavery in supply chains but the rights of victims and their need for support is also part of the Act. Unfortunately despite the Act being given royal assent in June 2018 the legislation has never been implemented. A Parliamentary Inquiry into the Act in 2019 recommended that all aspects of the Act be implemented.
“There is an undeniable moral imperative to take action in relation to all forms of modern slavery.”