On 24 August 2018, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee published its report on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018.
August 29, 2018
Today, the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs the Hon Alex Hawke MP tabled the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in Parliament.
June 28, 2018
Modern Slavery Reporting for Commonwealth Procurement
May 16, 2018
Growing global regulatory oversight and increased pressure on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to take punitive action means that 2018 is to likely to be a year fraught with new and greater risks for Australian executives.
May 02, 2018
The Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee, Mr Chris Crewther MP, yesterday tabled the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s (Committee) Inquiry Report seeking to address the scourge of modern slavery in Australia and abroad (Report).
December 08, 2017
The risk of modern slavery occurring in the operations of financial institutions is considered low, however, they all have supply chains, which carry greater risk, and are also under pressure to address modern slavery risks in their lending and finance activities.
October 06, 2017
The construction and real estate development industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to modern day slavery. The risk arises both in the operations of businesses in this sector and in their supply chains. Despite the high risk of modern slavery in this sector, statistics reflect a low level of awareness of the issue.
September 05, 2017
On 29 November 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) was passed in the House of Representatives, heralding a new statutory modern slavery reporting requirement for larger companies operating in Australia.
August 16, 2017
Commercial enterprises continue to be challenged by ever-changing risks and competitive pressures. Crowdfunding and brand bashing have some businesses confounded. From artificial intelligence to global cyberattacks, disruptive technology tops most risk management agendas.
July 04, 2017
As many jurisdictions, including Australia, set about strengthening their bribery and anti-corruption laws, multinational insurers and insurance brokers need to consider the bribery and corruption risks to which they are vulnerable when venturing into Asian markets.
April 26, 2016