On 16 August 2017, federal Minister for Justice, The Hon. Michael Keenan MP, announced a consultation process on the Government's commitment to introduce legislation making it a requirement for large businesses to report annually on their actions to end modern slavery.
46 million people are estimated to be living in slavery across the globe in an illegal trade worth $150 billion.
Now that the Federal Government has announced that anti-slavery laws are imminent, what can we learn from similar legislation in the UK?
Corrs Consultant Professor Anthony Forsyth talks to global human rights leader Kate Kennedy, who says business leaders have a huge role to play in Australia.
The Government is seeking submissions by Friday, 20 October 2017 on its Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement - Public Consultation Paper and Regulation Impact Statement.