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The countdown is on: less than 12 months to go for large companies to prepare modern slavery statements

In Australia, it’s estimated that around 15,000 people may live in conditions of modern slavery, forced labour, wage exploitation, human trafficking or debt bondage.1 The introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), which commenced on 1 January 2019, aims to minimise modern slavery practices in the Australian market by requiring large businesses to report on modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains, and actions taken to address these risks.

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New whistleblower laws apply from 1 July 2019: 3 things employers should do

From 1 July 2019, Australia will have a new whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors.

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