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Woolworths leads the way in tackling modern slavery in supply chains

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  New research ranking modern slavery statements of top 100 ASX companies found that Woolworths, Wesfarmers and Westpac are just a few of the organisations leading the charge.  When

Advocates say forced labour ban needed in the fight against modern slavery

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  “We should all be able to have confidence that the goods we purchase are not made at the expense of other peoples’ freedom” Anti-slavery advocates are hopeful they can win Coalition

Senate’s vote to ban slave-made imports shows the weakness of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

Contributor, Wednesday, 25th August 2021 -  There’s much more to be done before Australians can be confident the goods they buy are free of slave labour, write Kyla Raby and Katherine Christ. When the Australian government introduced

How Australia’s Slave-Free Alliance hopes to change the face of Aussie retail

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  Supermarket chain ALDI has become the first member of Australia’s Slave-Free Alliance ALDI Australia has become the first Australian member of the Slave-Free Alliance, a social

How business can engage in the fight against modern slavery

Kate Carroll, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  By working with suppliers businesses can help raise awareness of modern slavery and better understand the structures that allow it to thrive, writes Kate Carroll, sustainability

Ethical fashion is confusing – even shoppers with good intentions get overwhelmed

Contributor, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Research on the impact of modern slavery laws on consumer awareness about ethical fashion shows shoppers struggle with knowing what is truly ethical, write Harriette Richards and

‘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
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