The Modern Slavery Act 2018

Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities

In under 3 minutes.

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has released the Modern Slavery Act 2018 Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities. Our document provides a short summary of the Draft Guidance and comments on some of its key aspects.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

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

Legal Training &
Education

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

Policy and Document
Review

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

Technological
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
Reports

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

Who we’ve worked with

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.

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
Featured Article

Modern Slavery Regulation 2019

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 […]

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