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Modern Slavery Regulation 2019

Topic: Policy

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking feedback on the draft Modern Slavery Regulation 2019.

What’s this about?

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) seeks to combat modern slavery, which includes a range of exploitative crimes such as human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced labour and forced marriage.

Part of this new legislation requires certain organisations to report annually on their actions to identify and address the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

The Act’s reporting requirement captures commercial organisations with employees in NSW and with an annual turnover between $50 million and $100 million.

You are invited to comment on the draft Modern Slavery Regulation 2019, which sets out how commercial organisations are to comply with the reporting requirements.

Download the Consultation Paper for further information on the issue of modern slavery, the Act’s reporting requirement and the content of the draft Regulation.

The Consultation Paper provides background on the consultation process and includes questions to guide stakeholder feedback on the draft regulation.

In addition to this consultation, the Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues in leading an inquiry into the Modern Slavery Act, the Modern Slavery Amendment Bill and the draft Regulation. The Amendment Bill addresses certain legal and operational issues in the Act.

Please note that the NSW Government’s response to modern slavery (including on the draft Regulation) will follow the receipt of the Committee’s report and findings.

You are also encouraged to make a submission to the Committee.

Have your say

There are three ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 13 September 2019.

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