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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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19 June 2018
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Author: RFI

"Mauritanie: d’anciens esclaves dénoncent l’accaparement de leurs terres", 14 juin 2018...

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18 June 2018

"Australia's bitter harvest: 'There will be more deaths'"

Author: Leesha McKenny & Luke Waters, SBS News

18 June 2018...

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12 June 2018

New Zealand: Airline stops serving prawns due to slavery concerns

Author: Grant Bradley, New Zealand Herald

"Why prawns are off the menu at Air New Zealand", 6 June 2018...

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10 June 2018

Australia: Premier urged to ensure Modern Slavery Bill passes with no amendments in 'show of good faith'

Author: Lisa Visentin, The Sydney Morning Herald

4 June 2018...

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