The Business Council is proud to have been a vocal and long-standing supporter of an Australian Modern Slavery Act. Australians deserve to have confidence that our businesses are playing their part to ensure supply chains and production processes for our products and services have not been exposed to modern slavery.
The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 sets out an effective and proportionate reporting requirement that harnesses transparency to drive better practice and governance of modern slavery risks in supply chains and operations.
We strongly encourage all Senators to support the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, as a sensible and robust approach to modern slavery. We ask the Senate to pass the Bill without delay or substantive amendments.