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The Case for an Australian Modern Slavery Act

Australia needs a Modern Slavery Act.  This overview sets out the case for these new laws, addressing key questions: “what” is modern slavery, “who” is affected, “how” are you connected to modern slavery, “where” are the gaps in our legal framework and “why” it matters.  It highlights the top 3 areas for reform: the appointment of an Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner, disclosure obligations for large businesses and supply chains, and the creation of a reporting repository.