Supply Chains and Modern Slavery: Reporting on the Rise

In brief: The release of the Attorney-General's consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law. Australian companies, and companies operating in Australia, are likely to see increased supply chain reporting requirements in relation to modern slavery as early as next year. Partners Rachel Nicolson (view CV) and Peter Haig (view CV), Associate Freya Dinshaw and Lawyer Shamistha Selvaratnam report.

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