The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.
Last week the new Global Slavery Index (GSI) figures were released. It would be easy to feel complacent from our Australian vantage point, however, the raw figures should give us all pause.
Thousands of companies in Australia are going to have to consider how they manage the risk of modern slavery in their businesses after Minister Hawke introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to the floor of the Federal Parliament today.
The introduction of modern slavery regulatory reporting in Australia will help those entities, that have not considered their human rights risks
Few of us knowingly buy products or services made by slaves. Yet we do so every day.