Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the BCA, said business was committed to tackling forced labour in supply chains © AAP/PA Images
Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the BCA, said business was committed to tackling forced labour in supply chains © AAP/PA Images

Australia passes Modern Slavery Act

3 December 2018

The Modern Slavery Act has passed through parliament and is expected to come into effect in January 2019.

The new Act requires Australian businesses and foreign firms operating there with annual revenues of $100m, along with the government, to annually report on the action they are taking to address slavery risks within their supply chains.

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