Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has pushed for legislation forcing businesses to preventing slavery in their supply chains © 123RF
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has pushed for legislation forcing businesses to preventing slavery in their supply chains © 123RF

Support builds for Australian slavery law

5 June 2017

Australian companies would be required to report on measures they are taking to reduce slavery in their overseas supply chains or risk being fined under legislation proposed by the federal opposition.

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten today outlined how a modern slavery act could work, including the role of a new independent anti-slavery commissioner.

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