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30 Nov 2018

Australia: Federal Parliament passes Modern Slavery Act 2018

On 29 November 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 passed both houses of the Parliament of Australia. After receiving assent from the Governor General, it will soon become law with an anticipated effective date of 1 January 2019. The new law will require certain large entities with a turnover of AUD$100 million or more to publish annual statements outlining the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and actions taken to address those risks. 

Blue hour photo of Parliament House, Canberra Australia” by Thennicke is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0