Combating Modern Slavery
Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood, in a recent media release announced the Federal Government has committed $10.6 million in the 2020-21 Budget to implement Australia’s next National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25. This includes funding over a five year period for civil society organisations, peak bodies and academic researchers to deliver projects that will assist in preventing and eliminating modern slavery. It will also support vulnerable individuals at risk of modern slavery as a result of the COVID-19.
The new National Action Plan will build on Australia’s current efforts and initiatives under the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19 and will include implementation of Australia’s world-leading Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Download a copy of the media release here.