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Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks

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Closing the Gap: our response

To achieve equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples we need to start recognising the consequences and impact of intergenerational trauma

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There is no single lever to create change so what is needed to put a stop to modern slavery?

This week in Davos the World Economic Forum is asking itself – what are the most effective levers to put an end to modern slavery? A nuanced, multi-layered response is required.

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Seventy years on, human rights matters more than ever to business

Even so, human rights violations continue and we now expect more of business, increasingly calling for greater accountability for non-financial risks.

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Maranguka Justice Reinvestment in Bourke: landmark report demonstrates economic impact of $3.1 million

This is the first ever report of its kind in Australia, assessing the substantial economic impacts of investing in justice reinvestment and supporting communities to lead the solutions.

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“The good news is, I’m getting better”. A mental health story of courage and resilience

I grew up with a mum who suffers from mental illness. Maybe it was a sign of the times but my family and I weren’t educated on mental illness, and so it went undetected for too long.

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Creating an LGBTIQ-friendly Corporate Family. Something to celebrate on Wear it Purple Day

Corporate support for the LGBTIQ community is a mainstay of many firms now, including KPMG. But for the LGBTIQ community, uncloseted acceptance in the workplace is still a relatively new phenomenon.

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Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

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.

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Responsible investing or best returns? You can have both

All businesses, and therefore all investments, have an impact on people and the planet, both positive and negative. Responsible investing seeks to minimise the negative effects generated by business and promote positive impacts, ultimately delivering a healthier economy, society and environment and underpinning a stronger investment outcome.

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Reach for the stars with trained minds and skilled hands: Reimagining tertiary education in Australia

In a report published today written with Andrew Dempster and Mark Warburton, I argue we need to move away from the binary division between higher education and vocational education and training.

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KPMG Senate Submission: will public reporting change the modern slavery conversation?

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.

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Inspirational Aboriginal women: #NAIDOC2018 #BecauseOfHerWeCan

NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrates the contribution Aboriginal Women make to our culture. Strong, influential and at the forefront of change.

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Identifying risk is at the heart of the new Australian modern slavery legislation

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.

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