Modern Slavery Bill Progresses
The Australian Parliament is currently considering a Modern Slavery Bill. On Tuesday 18th September the Bill was passed in the House of Representatives. To mark this event the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator Linda Reynolds has released a statement which can be accessed here. The Bill will now be debated in the Senate.
While ACRATH welcomes this development it is hoped that there will be some amendments before the Bill passes into law. In particular ACRATH would like to see the inclusion of an independent statutory officer to assist with the implementation of the Bill. You are invited to support ACRATH’s campaign to realise this amendment by writing to Senators in your State of residence. Information about the campaign can be found here.