We need a robust modern slavery act
It's incredible to think that in our time industries like fashion, food and electronics may be tainted with slavery. The good news is the Australian Parliament is undertaking an Inquiry into Australia needing a Modern Slavery Act. Join us in calling for a robust act that we believe will make a real difference to millions of slaves in our world.
Since 2011 we have been asking for action...
In 2011 we launched a report 'UNSHACKLING THE LAWS AGAINST SLAVERY' asking the Australian government to introduce legislation which required companies to report on what they were doing to end human trafficking in their supply chains.
Since then you have sent tens of thousands of postcards to successive Attorneys General asking for action.
In 2017 the Government announced an Inquiry into whether Australia should have a 'Modern Slavery Act' requiring such reporting. STOP THE TRAFFIK prepared a submission which 18 organisations co-signed.
Briefing on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains
Reporting Mechanism Consultation
Date 26 September 2017
Time 10:30 am – 12 noon
Venue At the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and via video link
Registrations close 25 September at 5pm
Registrations essential for the venue and video link arrangements.