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Modern Slavery Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Modern Slavery Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Home Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to require some entities to report on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains and actions to address those risks, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Meaning of reporting entity ................................................................ 5

6............ Voluntary modern slavery statements................................................. 6

7............ Constitutional basis............................................................................. 7

8............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 8

9............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 8

10.......... Extra-territorial application.................................................................. 9

Part 2—Modern slavery statements                                                                           10

11.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 10

12.......... Meaning of modern slavery statement .............................................. 10

13.......... Modern slavery statements for single reporting entities.................... 10

14.......... Joint modern slavery statements........................................................ 11

15.......... Commonwealth modern slavery statements...................................... 12

16.......... Mandatory criteria for modern slavery statements............................. 12

Part 3—Access to modern slavery statements                                                     14

17.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 14

18.......... Modern Slavery Statements Register................................................ 14

19.......... Registration of modern slavery statements........................................ 14

20.......... Registration of revised modern slavery statements............................ 15

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        16

21.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 16

22.......... Unincorporated entities..................................................................... 16

23.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 16

24.......... Review of this Act............................................................................ 16

25.......... Rules................................................................................................. 17

 



A Bill for an Act to require some entities to report on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains and actions to address those risks, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: