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8 June 2019

Thailand's crackdown on slavery in the fishing industry will succeed if neighbouring countries will adopt similar anti-trafficking laws

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Reuters

"Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist", 5 June 2019...

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6 May 2019

Commentary: Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution

Author: Martijn Boersma & Justine Nolan, The Conversation

"Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution", 2 May 2019...

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4 March 2019

Ghana: How trafficked children are enslaved in Lake Volta's fishing industry

Author: Dominika Kulczyk, CNN

"Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta"...

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3 March 2019

Australia: Tackling modern slavery now a matter of legal compliance

Author: Amy Sinclair, Law Society of NSW Journal

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25 September 2018

Australia: Modern Slavery Bill passes House of Representatives

The Modern Slavery Bill was passed by the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives on 17 September 2018. Subsequently, if the Bill is approved by the Senate, more than 3000 businesses and other entities will be required to publish annual...

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16 September 2018

Australia: MS Bill 2018 debated in Parliament; changes proposed to introduce financial penalties & independent anti-slavery commissioner

Author: Australian Associated Press, SBS News

"Modern slavery laws need fines, Labor says" 13 September 2018...

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16 September 2018

New Zealand: Conscious consumerism is still not mainstream despite risks of labour exploitation & pollution

Author: Aimee Shaw, NZ Herald

"Kiwis' 'fast fashion' shopping habits not budging fast enough", 11 September 2018...

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8 September 2018

Myanmar's bloodstained jade mining industry is built on drug addiction, slave labour & environmental destruction

Author: Pearl Forss, Channel News Asia

"Blood jades: The dark side of Myanmar's trade with China" 8 September 2018...

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6 August 2018

Eritrea: The Economist claims conscripts forced to work in road-construction, dam-building & mines

Author: The Economist

"Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up"...

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26 June 2018

Australia: Modern Slavery bill passed by New South Wales state Parliament

A private member's bill has been passed by the New South Wales state Parliament which includes mandatory reporting on modern slavery by companies....

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