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Australia: Business & faith leaders call for new legislation to outlaw modern slavery & forced labour

"Business and religious groups join forces to end modern slavery", 2 Dec 2016

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has challenged Australian business leaders to wipe slavery out of their supply chains and backed calls for tougher rules in this country...Mr Forrest has joined forces with faith groups calling for new legislation to outlaw modern slavery and forced labour, which is on the rise.Writing on behalf of 18 national faith leaders, James Condon from The Salvation Army,...chair of the Australian Freedom Network, has called on the federal government for an act of Parliament to discourage slavery-like conditions...Jenny Stanger, who manages the Salvation Army's Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery, said exploitation is embedded within the Australian economy...federal ministers have only announced non-regulatory and non-legislative measures in response to the problem...