Modern Slavery Bill passes Senate
Australia has moved a step closer to having a Modern Slavery ACT. After a period of debate the Modern Slavery Bill was passed in the Senate today. ACRATH congratulates all who have had a part in bringing the bill to this stage. It is hoped the Bill will pass the House of Representative before Parliament rises for the Christmas break. Once enacted into law businesses operating in Australia with an income threshold in excess of $100 million will be required to report annually on risks of slavery in their supply chain and actions they are taking to reduce the risks.