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29 October 2019

ACT living wage initiative brands adopt joint due diligence framework on purchasing practices

In September 2019, brands who are members of the ACT living wage initiative adopted a joint due diligence framework to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage, as set out in the ACT Memorandum of Understanding. Accord...

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22 October 2019

China: Clothes made with cotton produced by forced labour in Xinjiang is likely being sold in US, think tank says

Author: Quartz

“Clothing made by Chinese forced labor is likely being sold in the US”, 22 October 2019...

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4 September 2019

Better Buying releases 2019 index report, based on supplier evaluations of textile companies' purchasing practices

Author: Better Buying

"Better Buying Index Report, 2019", 3 September 2019...

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6 August 2019

Response by Wesfarmers

Author: Wesfarmers

...Target Australia take any breaches of our Ethical Sourcing Code very seriously, including any allegations of forced labour.  Following the recent reports of alleged forced labour at the Huafu Mill in Xinjiang, we conducted internal checks and...

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27 July 2019

Australia: World-leading slavery expert calls for forfeiture of profits of companies that fail to address slavery in their supply chains

Author: Eryk Bagshaw, The Sydney Morning Herald

"'Tainted money': Thousands of businesses brace for slavery crackdown", 7 July 2019...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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30 January 2019

Australia: Companies fall short of hitting goal of 30 per cent women on ASX200 boards

Author: Nick Bonyhady, The Sydney Morning Herald

"'29.7 per cent is not 30 per cent': Companies almost hit gender target", 30 January 2019...

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18 December 2018

China: Ethnic minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factories supplying to major apparel brands; Incl. co responses

In December 2018, an investigation by the Associated Press linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang province, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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10 August 2018

Asia Pacific: Business & govt. leaders endorse "Acknowledge, Act, Advance (AAA)" as framework to end modern slavery

Author: Mirage News

"Business and Government Leaders Endorse AAA Recommendations To End Modern Slavery", 7 August 2018...

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