Australian Federal Modern Slavery Bill

After much anticipation, the Commonwealth Government introduced the Modern Slavery Bill into the Federal Parliament on 28 June 2018. The bill establishes a Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement that will require over 3,000 large companies and other entities to publish annual public statements on their actions to address modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. The Australian Government will also be required to publish an annual statement covering possible modern slavery risks in Commonwealth procurement. Link to the Modern Slavery bill here.

Sonja Duncan