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With the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Federal Act), you may be legally required to generate a yearly modern slavery statement to demonstrate the effort taken to reduce or eradicate modern slavery within your operations and supply chains.
This new legislative regime in Australia has been largely inspired by existing modern slavery and transparency legislation in the UK and the USA, however the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) (NSW Act), which is yet to commence, is the first statutory scheme internationally that includes penalties for non-reporting.
Download our quick guide to the new laws and find out what you need to be doing now to prepare.
On 5 August 2019 the Federal Resources Minister, Matt Canavan MP announced that the Productivity Commission will conduct a 12-month review of the regulation of the resources sector.
In the wake of the closely watched proceedings recently commenced by Israel Folau regarding the termination of his employment for his comments on social media, the right of a public sector employee...
These new legislative regimes in Australia have been largely inspired by existing modern slavery and transparency legislation in the UK and the USA.