‘Modern Slavery Bill passes House of Representatives’, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs

Press release description:

Some items Senator Linda Reynolds, who welcomed the passage of the Modern Slavery Bill, noted in her media release:

  Australia will be the first nation to recognise orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery.

– More than half of the world’s victims are exploited in the Asia-Pacific region meaning that many of our products and services as Australians may have forced labour in their supply chains. The Bill will give Australians the opportunity to make more informed decisions about their purchases.

– The Bill will have international impact, improving workplace standards and practices.

Read the press release here