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Part 3—Access to modern slavery statements

Part 3 Access to modern slavery statements

   

17   Simplified outline of this Part

This Part establishes the Modern Slavery Statements Register.

The register is made available to the public on the internet.

Modern slavery statements are registered by the Minister.

Revised versions of registered modern slavery statements can be registered in some circumstances.

18   Modern Slavery Statements Register

             (1)  The Minister must maintain a register of modern slavery statements, to be known as the Modern Slavery Statements Register.

             (2)  The register must be made available for public inspection, without charge, on the internet.

19   Registration of modern slavery statements

             (1)  The Minister must register a modern slavery statement:

                     (a)  given in accordance with section 13 (modern slavery statements for single reporting entities) or 14 (joint modern slavery statements); or

                     (b)  prepared in accordance with section 15 (Commonwealth modern slavery statements).

             (2)  The Minister may register a statement given for the purposes of compliance with section 13 or 14 (including a statement given in response to a request under section 16A) even if the entity giving the statement does not comply with the requirements of subsection 13(2) or 14(2).

Note:          However, the Minister may elect not to register a modern slavery statement if the entity does not comply with those requirements.

20   Registration of revised modern slavery statements

             (1)  An entity (other than the Commonwealth) may, by written notice to the Minister, accompanied by a revised version of a registered modern slavery statement given by the entity, request the Minister to register the revised version.

             (2)  The revised version of the modern slavery statement must indicate the date of the revision and include a description of the changes made to the registered statement (or to the most recently registered revised version of the statement).

             (3)  The Minister must register the revised version of the modern slavery statement, if the revised version complies with the requirements mentioned in the following provisions:

                     (a)  if the original statement was given under section 13—paragraphs 13(2)(a) to (d);

                     (b)  if the original statement was given under section 14—paragraphs 14(2)(a) to (e).

             (4)  The Minister may register a revised version of a modern slavery statement even if it does not comply with the requirements mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) or (b).

Note:          However, the Minister may elect not to register a revised version of a modern slavery statement which does not comply with those requirements.

             (5)  For a modern slavery statement registered under section 15 (Commonwealth modern slavery statements), the Minister may register a revised version of the statement that complies with section 16 and subsection (2) of this section.