Title Modern Slavery Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title 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
Date 29-11-2018 04:25 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 134/18
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Home Affairs
Reps Bill Code O
Status Assent
System Id legislation/bills/r6148_aspassed/0000


Modern Slavery Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2016‑2017‑2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Modern Slavery Bill 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">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</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Meaning of <i>reporting entity</i>................................................................ 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Voluntary modern slavery statements................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Constitutional basis............................................................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Extra‑territorial application.................................................................. 9</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Modern slavery statements<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">10</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Meaning of <i>modern slavery statement</i>.............................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Modern slavery statements for single reporting entities.................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Joint modern slavery statements........................................................ 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Commonwealth modern slavery statements...................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Mandatory criteria for modern slavery statements............................. 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16A....... Explanations for failure to comply etc............................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Access to modern slavery statements<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Modern Slavery Statements Register................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Registration of modern slavery statements........................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Registration of revised modern slavery statements............................ 17</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Unincorporated entities..................................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23A....... <span style="text-transform:uppercase">A</span>nnual reports about implementation................................................ 19</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Three‑year review............................................................................. 19</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Rules................................................................................................. 20</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">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</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="53875f31-9af1-405f-967e-1ad3a930812d"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="bfe886eb-749e-4d08-9e94-990cd9cccba5"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="8a1db1da-4b11-4bfb-9682-831ee93eff83"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="2c194675-226c-4a03-ba33-ee7e18dbff65"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>