The NSW Modern Slavery Act (2018) is being reviewed before enacted
NSW was the first jurisdiction in Australia to pass legislation aimed at combatting modern slavery practices. That Act was and remains the strongest piece of legislation in the world. It is something every citizen of NSW can be proud of.
In the words of Premier Gladys Berejiklian,
‘There is an undeniable moral imperative to take action in relation to all forms of modern slavery.’
The Act however has been sent for review, rather than being enacted. This impacts the implementation of the Act. There is no clear timeline for when or maybe even if it will be implemented.
Please make a submission
Does this concern you?
We strongly urge individuals, faith groups, community organisations, schools, clubs and businesses to make a submission to the Inquiry committee.
To that end we have developed resources to support you in understanding the proposed changes.
Anyone can make a submission to an Inquiry. Your submission does not need to be long. It can be a few sentences, a paragraph or many pages. You can simply state your belief that the NSW should be doing all it can to end Modern Slavery through this Bill or you can analyse the terms of reference.
How to Make a Submission
The following documents are provided by the Inquiry Committee on how to make a submission. Submissions are due on the 4th of October 2019.
Further documents and resources can be found on the homepage of the Inquiry Committee.