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Modern Slavery Bill 2018

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Thursday 28th June 2018


Save the children recognises the Modern Slavery Act bill as a promising start in strengthening Australia's response to Modern Slavery.

Save the Children Child Protection Advocate Karen Flanagan emphasised, however, that in order for this bill to be effective it is critical that all forms of Modern Slavery are included.

“Establishing a reporting requirement for businesses is a significant first step in eliminating modern slavery in goods and services supply chains.

“However, issues such as orphanage trafficking and tourism, that affect some of the world’s most at risk children, must also be addressed.

“We look forward to working with the Australian Government to ensure the guidance for businesses to report on recognise orphanage trafficking and tourism as a form of Modern Slavery”.

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