Dec 2017 | Modern slavery to be targeted in new laws recommended by Australian parliamentary committee

Date: 10 Dec 2017

Source: ABC

Australia needs a comprehensive suite of new laws to stamp out modern slavery, a Federal committee's report today tabled in Parliament has found.

The report by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's inquiry was tabled in Parliament on the final sitting day for the year.

It adds details to its earlier recommendations released in August.

The committee recommended provisions for a mandatory supply chain reporting requirement that requires large businesses to report on modern slavery risks in their supply chains.