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2 Mar 2023

Jamie Ensor, Newshub

New Zealand: Survey reveals strong support for action by govt on modern slavery

"Modern slavery: Kiwis overwhelmingly support action by Government, new poll reveals", 2 March 2023

Eight in 10 Kiwis support New Zealand introducing new legislation to require businesses to verify there are no signs of modern slavery in their supply chains, new data shows.


Newshub has been provided with a poll commissioned by World Vision and conducted by Talbot Mills Research. It shows New Zealanders of different age groups and across the political spectrum want the Government to address modern slavery.

Modern slavery can include forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, slavery, and human trafficking domestically and internationally. 

Asked, "how strongly would you support or oppose new laws that require New Zealand businesses to verify the absence of modern slavery in their supply chains", 44 percent strongly supported it and 37 supported it. Just 6 percent opposed and 3 percent were strongly opposed. The rest were unsure.