The Business Council has vocally supported the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.
Australians deserve to have confidence that the supply chains and production processes for our products and services have not been exposed to modern slavery. Our higher living standards should not come at the cost of human suffering.
Business has a responsibility to respect human rights and to work with governments and non-government organisations to address human rights abuses. Large businesses can play a leadership role in addressing modern slavery. Many companies already voluntarily disclose modern slavery issues and work to continuously improve the governance of their supply chains and operations.