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‘We’re not going away’: Advocates vow to continue fighting until Modern Slavery Act is enforced

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th August 2020 -  “Every day that we go without this law coming into force is a day that goes against the will of the parliament,” the NSW opposition leader says.    Anti-slavery advocates

Calls for NSW government to urgently enforce Modern Slavery Act

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st July 2020 -  Advocates believe charities also have a role to play in stamping out modern slavery More than 117 organisations, academics, lawyers, community and faith leaders have signed an open

Is fashion ethical yet? Report reveals the best and worst of Australian clothing

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Despite nearly 40 per cent of Australian clothing companies cleaning up their ethical act from the year before, only 5 per cent pay their factory workers a living wage, an annual report

Is your business contributing to modern slavery?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  Australia’s first law firm dedicated to helping business comply with state and federal Modern Slavery Acts has launched in a bid to help business become more humanitarian, without

Businesses Urged to Show Leadership on Stamping Out Modern Slavery

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th December 2018 -  Australian businesses are being urged to show leadership in eliminating modern slavery in their supply chains, in wake of Australia’s first federal Modern Slavery Act becoming

Purposeful Conversations With Colleen Ferrier

Ellie Nikakis, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Ellie Nikakis from Vollie sits down with Colleen Ferrier to discuss the role of CSR in mining and combating the modern day slavery, in the first in a series of Purposeful Conversations

Ethical Fashion Report Finds Worker Exploitation Still Rampant

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th April 2018 -  Only 5 per cent of fashion companies are paying all their workers a living wage, according to a new report examining worker exploitation in the fashion industry. Baptist World Aid

Australia Urged to Become World Leader in Addressing Modern Slavery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st March 2018 -  Implementing a Modern Slavery Act offers Australia the chance to be a world leader in combating human trafficking, and businesses can show leadership by addressing slavery in their

Big Business Welcomes Anti-Slavery Legislation

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 6th June 2017 -  A coalition of Australian big businesses has backed calls to introduce Australia’s first anti-slavery legislation. The Modern Slavery Act, introduced by the federal opposition…
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