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Modern Slavery Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Establishes a Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement to require certain large businesses and other entities in Australia to make annual public reports (Modern Slavery Statements) on their actions to address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/06/18  
Second reading moved 28/06/18  
Second reading debate 12/09/18  
Second reading debate 17/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 17/09/18  
Consideration in detail debate 17/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 17/09/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/18  
Second reading moved 18/09/18  
Second reading debate 28/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/11/18 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/18  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 29/11/18 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 29/11/18  
Assent 10/12/18 Act no: 153 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
O'NEIL, Clare, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party [sheet 8519]
MCKIM, Sen Nick
HINCH, Sen Derryn

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  • Government [sheet ET100]

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  • Independent/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party/Centre Alliance [sheet 8548]
STORER, Sen Tim
HINCH, Sen Derryn
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Opposition [sheet 8549]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (28/06/2018): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/08/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/08/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 8 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)