Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch said more was needed than a broad ethical statement © Local Government Association of NSW
Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch said more was needed than a broad ethical statement © Local Government Association of NSW

Slavery scrutiny 'absent' in Australian public procurement

30 October 2017

Australian governments could be procuring products made using slave labour, according to lobby group Anti-Slavery Australia (ASA).

In a submission to a New South Wales (NSW) parliamentary inquiry into human trafficking, ASA said there is “considerable potential” that government agencies in Australia are buying products and services with links to human trafficking or exploitation because ethical procurement guidelines are not up to scratch.

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