The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (Bill) was passed into law on 29 November 2018. It is expected to commence in January 2019.

The Bill creates an ongoing obligation for ‘Reporting Entities’ to file a modern slavery statement (Statement) – being a report on the steps the entity has taken to assess and address risks of modern slavery in its operations and its supply chains during a reporting period.  To discover what you need to know and how to prepare for the commencement of this Bill, click here.

For more information or advice on this topic, please contact:

Penny Brooke
Penny Brooke
Senior Associate, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6442
Jacqueline Wootton
Jacqueline Wootton
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6569
Miles Bastick
Miles Bastick
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5722
Anna Creegan
Anna Creegan
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7273
Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492
Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1544