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.Download the Summary
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.
Risk Classification Advice based on your organisation’s legal obligations under the Modern Slavery Acts.
Face to face and virtual business-wide education, training and accredited CPD both internally and with your suppliers.
Comprehensive policy, document and contract review undertaken by lawyers from a human rights-based approach.
Access to cutting edge visibility technology over your supply chain up to Tier 6.
Appropriate action plans, auditing services and the implementation of performance-based metrics.
Advice on and preparation of Modern Slavery Statements from a human rights-based approach.
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.
Jeff has held senior management and executive roles in commercial and not for profit organisations for over 20 years. Jeff has served as Chief Operating Officer with Compassion Australia and Chief Executive of International Justice Mission (IJM) Australia. His domain of interest is at the intersection of leadership development, social justice and organisational strategy.
Skye is a former Senator for South Australia and a passionate advocate for the advancement of human rights and the empowerment of women. She served on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry into Human Trafficking and was instrumental in raising awareness in Australia about cybersex trafficking. Post-politics Skye served as a Special Advisor to International Justice Mission where she provided strategic advice in relation to advocacy for Australia’s Modern Slavery Act. Skye has been appointed to the board of STOP THE TRAFFIK, a coalition of organisations fighting to bring an end to human trafficking worldwide.
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.
Joanna is an adept senior lawyer. Holding a Masters of International Law, Joanna is particularly interested in legal compliance in the field of human rights. Initially practicing as a lawyer in a global law firm, Joanna has since held the roles of Program Director of the American Bar Association’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons program (Solomon Islands), Justice Advisor of Save the Children (Solomon Islands) and Principal Solicitor of a Federal Court legal practice. Joanna is a Director of IJM Australia and Chief Executive Officer of WorldShare, an international aid and development organisation.
The consultation on the draft Modern Slavery Regulation 2019 is an important moment in time for New South Wales as the state moves towards implementing the reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2018. FairSupply is grateful for the opportunity to provide feedback to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet on the 2019 draft […]Continue reading