Quick guide to new modern slavery laws

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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.

 

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