Advisory Committee of the Modern Slavery Registry's Submission to the Australian Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Australian Modern Slavery Bill 2018

August, 2018
Advisory Committee of the Modern Slavery Registry

In this submission to the Australian Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, the Advisory Committee of the Modern Slavery Registry recommends that the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 be strengthened with a public list of reporting entities, procurement incentives, a requirement for companies to describe how they identify risks, and phased-in penalties for non-compliance. FLEX has joined other members of the Advisory Committee (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Humanity United, Freedom Fund, Anti-Slavery International, Trades Union Congress, Ethical Trading Initiative, Unicef UK, Freedom United, CORE Coalition and Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI)) in calling for these reforms based on our learning from the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its implementation.