Modern Slavery and Global Supply Chains

FlagpoleGovernment Committee Releases Interim Report

Having received submission and held a number of public hearings the interim report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia has been released this week.

The report recommends that the Australian Government consider in-principle support for the development of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, appoint an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and that businesses be required to report on measures being taken to address modern slavery in their supply chains. ACRATH welcomes this report and looks forward to further developments as the Committee works towards its final report to the Government. Download a copy of the report here.

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