Implement NSW Modern Slavery Act
ACRATH is pleased to be part of a consortium of more than 117 organisations, academics, lawyers, community and faith leaders urging the NSW Premier to end the delay and bring the state’s historic Modern Slavery Act into force by 1 January 2021, two and a half years after it was passed by both houses of parliament in June 2018. Be Slavery Free and War on Slavery coordinated the sending of a letter co-signed by these organisations to the NSW Premier. Read more…
The NSW Modern Slavery legislation is more robust than the Commonwealth Act. It includes the appointment of an Anti-Slavery Commissioner, awareness raising about modern slavery, support for victims of human trafficking and penalties for businesses not meeting their reporting responsibilities under the Act. Eliminating modern slavery is about protecting the dignity and human rights of workers. In her second reading speech when the Modern Slavery Bill was introduced into the NSW Parliament Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, “There is an undeniable moral imperative to take action in relation to all forms of modern slavery.’
ACRATH invites you to join with organisations in urging the Premier to ensure the NSW Act comes into force by 1 January 2021. Click here to take part in this campaign.