Australia's Modern Slavery Act passed

Australia’s long awaited Modern Slavery Act has passed through both Houses of Parliament. The legislation, expected to come into force in January 2019, will require businesses operating in Australia with consolidated revenue of $100 million or more, to undertake mandatory reporting on the steps they are taking to identify and address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains. It is expected that the first reporting year will be 2019-2020.

Read more about the reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act here.

Sonja Duncan