Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement

A bill aimed at reducing the risk of goods and services in Australia being tainted by slavery has been introduced into the Australian Parliament. If passed 3,000 large companies and other entities will be required to publish annual public statements on their actions to address modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. In a media statement the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Alex Hawke MP, stated “Large businesses will have to identify modern slavery risks in their supply chains and detail what steps they have taken, and will take, to address these risks. This Bill will enable large businesses, consumers, civil society and government to work together to eliminate modern slavery in supply chains.” The Minister’s media release can be accessed here.

 

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