The Modern Slavery Act 2018

Guidance for Reporting Entities

In under 10 minutes.

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has released the Modern Slavery Act 2018 Guidance for Reporting Entities. Our document provides a short summary of the Guidance and comments on some of its key aspects.

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What does the Modern Slavery Act mean for your business?

Entities meeting the revenue threshold base or operating in Australia are now subject to two new pieces of legislation requiring them to report on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains and the actions taken to address those risks. Businesses affected by the NSW Legislation can be fined up to $1.1M for non-compliance.

How we can help.

Initial Exposure

Risk Classification Advice based on your organisation’s legal obligations under the Modern Slavery Acts.

Legal Training &

Face to face and virtual business-wide education, training and accredited CPD both internally and with your suppliers.

Policy and Document

Comprehensive policy, document and contract review undertaken by lawyers from a human rights-based approach.

Transparency Capability

Access to cutting edge visibility technology over your supply chain up to Tier 6.

Action Advisory Plan
and Execution

Appropriate action plans, auditing services and the implementation of performance-based metrics.

Modern Slavery

Advice on and preparation of Modern Slavery Statements from a human rights-based approach.


The FairSupply Team.

Kimberly Randle

Executive Director and Lawyer

Kimberly is an experienced, and innovative human rights advocate specialising in modern slavery. Kimberly began her career at top tier law firms in both Australia and the United States and most recently held the role as Senior Director of Corporate and Legal for International Justice Mission Australia. Kimberly is a sought-after expert and speaker in the field of modern slavery and has been called upon to provide evidence for both the NSW and Commonwealth Parliamentary Inquiries into Human Trafficking.

Dr Arne Geschke

Chief Technology Advisor

Dr Arne Geschke studied Industrial Mathematics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of Bath, UK. Arne moved to Australia and commenced this PhD in the field of large-scale global environmental-economic supply-chain assessments at the University of Sydney. During his PhD, Arne significantly advanced the field of in-depth supply chain assessment and input-output analysis with a focus on environmental applications such as carbon accounting and energy policy.
Having developed his skill set in the academic and professional worlds alike, Arne bridges the gap between cutting-edge methodological advancements in supply-chain analysis and applicability in an enterprise environment.

Amber Hawkes

Regional Advisor, Asia

Amber is a subject matter expert in addressing modern slavery with significant leadership experience. Amber was the founding Chief Executive of IJM Australia after returning from Chennai India where she worked as Special Counsel for IJM managing a team of international lawyers and staff combatting forced labour. Amber also has experience as a lawyer prosecuting human trafficking and child sex tourism crimes on behalf of the Australian government and has contributed to the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.

"A unique opportunity exists for Australian businesses to lead the global market in incorporating transparency, humanity and acuity into best business practice."
Kimberly Randle
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6 critical trends: the first 446 published Modern Slavery Statements

This document provides a high level analysis of the first 446 Modern Slavery Statements (Tranches 1-4) published under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). It discusses major challenges and best practices in key areas.   Mandatory Reporting Criteria   Section 16(1) Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) Identity of reporting entity  Description of structure, operations and […]

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