August Actions Against Modern Slavery
Did you know that Australia has a Modern Slavery Act. The Act was passed by the Australia Parliament in November 2018. Under the Act companies with an annual revenue of more than $100 million must prepare annual statements for the Department of Home Affairs, setting out their actions to assess and address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains. The first reports are due in 2020.
We all have a responsibility to fight against human trafficking and modern slavery With most people living under Covid-19 restrictions it is still possible to take action. During the month of August you might want to organize an online discussion with family and friends to discuss the availability of slavery free goods in Australia. Research where you can buy chocolate, tea, coffee and clothing that has been ethically produced.