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31 October 2017

Statement of Support for an Australian Modern Slavery Act

Author: Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of signatories to statement

...We support the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. This statement sets out some key principles to guide this reform process. Addressing modern slavery requires a collaborative effort between government, business, civil society and...

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3 October 2017

Modern Slavery Registry Advisory Committee recommends Australian modern slavery in supply chains reporting requirement includes strong compliance drivers

The Advisory Committee of the Modern Slavery Registry (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Humanity United, Freedom Fund, Anti-Slavery International, Ethical Trading Initiative, Trades Union Congress (TUC), CORE Coalition, Unicef UK, Focus on...

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19 September 2017

'Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains', a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for Intl. Trade Union Confederation

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery. It draws from this experience to set out how these uncoordinated actions could become a robust, and harmonised...

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29 August 2017

Indonesia: Govt. & business leaders from 45 countries commit to end modern slavery

Author: Sheany, Jakarta Globe

"Gov't, Business Leaders Commit to End Modern Slavery at Bali Process Forum", 25 August 2017...

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3 August 2017

Australia: Campaigners express alarm over exploitation of Pacific Islander seasonal farm workers

Author: Ben Doherty, Guardian

"Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm over Australia's import of farm workers", 3 August 2017...

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3 August 2017

Australia: Investors demand new laws requiring corporate slavery checks and mandatory reporting on slavery risks

Author: Marnie Banger, Australian Associated Press

"Investors demand corporate slavery checks", 1 August 2017...

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2 August 2017

Australia: Evidence provided to public inquiry reveals businesses unaware of slavery in supply chains

Author: Nassim Khadem, Sydney Morning Herald

"Australian businesses unaware of slavery in supply chains, inquiry told", 1 August 2017...

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12 June 2017

4 short briefings released for businesses & investors on reporting requirements under UK Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies with a turnover of more than £36m operating in the UK to publish an annual statement setting out what they have done to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains and operations....

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5 May 2017

Phil Bloomer: how to learn from leading companies on modern slavery

Author: Phil Bloomer and Ian Welsh

Phil Bloomer, chief executive of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the first two years of the UK's Modern Slavery Act, and how the best companies are using their now-required modern slavery...

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24 April 2017
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Author: Carlos Soto, Huffington Post

“Los otros violadores de derechos humanos”, 21 de Abril de 2017...

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