COVID-19: Implications for modern slavery reports
Posted on May 8, 2020
The Australian Border Force (ABF) have released a information sheet providing guidance for entities about how to reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their operations and supply chains becoming exposed to modern slavery as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This information sheet also explains how reporting entities under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Modern Slavery Act) can address the impact of COVID-19 in their modern slavery statements.
Modern slavery refers to a range of serious forms of exploitation, including forced labour, debt bondage, human trafficking, and slavery. Through the Modern Slavery Act, the Australian Government is taking a global leadership role in combating modern slavery.
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New online modern slavery training course
To assist companies with training employees on modern slavery risk, Allara Learning has developed a new online course Modern Slavery Act Australia - Awareness Training. This is a general training course for all employees on how to understand, identify and report modern slavery in and around the workplace. The course has been developed in partnership with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.
The Australian Parliament passed the Act on 29 November 2018 and the reporting requirement entered into force on 1 January 2019.