Modern Slavery Reporting for Commonwealth Procurement
May 16, 2018
Following the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, jurisdictions including Australia and Hong Kong intend to introduce similar legislation to combat modern slavery.
May 09, 2018
The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption.
April 05, 2018
The Australian Government’s proposed whistleblowing laws are one step closer to becoming reality, with the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (the Committee) recommending that the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) be passed, despite numerous stakeholders expressing concern about aspects of the Bill. For more details of the Bill’s contents, refer to our December update.
April 03, 2018
In 2015, the United Kingdom passed the Modern Slavery Act, which contains a corporate reporting requirement aimed at increasing transparency around modern slavery and human trafficking in the operations and supply chains of large companies.
March 28, 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
After a long period of consultation, the Australian Government has tabled a Bill aimed at improving protection for whistleblowers in the corporate, financial, credit and tax sectors.
Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme and failure to prevent bribery offence for Australia
December 06, 2017
Due to the nature of the work involved in the production, processing, packaging, and transport of food and produce – these supply chains have a high risk of modern slavery.
October 17, 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