In this submission presented to the NSW Select Committee Inquiry into Human Trafficking, the Walk Free Foundation presents the case as to why Australia needs as a priority a “Modern Slavery Act” that strengthens existing Commonwealth legislation and policies to address the crime of “human trafficking” and more broadly, the multifaceted crimes of modern slavery often hidden within global supply chains.
We are also preparing submissions to the DFAT Joint Standing Committee Inquiry on establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.
Introducing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia would send a powerful message to all Australians, companies that do business in Australia and to our neighbouring regions that we shall not stand by and ignore the millions subjected to modern slavery. It’s time now to act, to legislate and to work together to end modern slavery.
Download here: Walk Free Submissions – NSW Inquiry Human Trafficking