Slavery

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Report

Broken promises: two years of corporate reporting under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

This report evaluates the extent to which the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) is driving effective action by companies in addressing modern slavery, three years into the Act’s operation.
Report

Labour in limbo: Bridging Visa E holders and modern slavery risk in Australia

This paper examines the precarious working situation of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia on ‘Final Departure' Bridging Visa E as a case study for understanding potential modern slavery risks for refugees on temporary visas.
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Paper promises? Evaluating the early impact of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

This report examines statements submitted to the federal government's Modern Slavery Register by 102 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia.
Report

Resources, energy and modern slavery: practical responses for managing risk to people

This publication is a guide to help the resources and energy sectors respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
Book

Atlas of enslavement: facts and figures about forced labour and exploitation

This book aims to raise awareness of modern forms of slavery and show that the persistence of this inhumane practice is a global problem.
Report

Attrition of human trafficking and slavery cases through the Australian criminal justice system

The investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and slavery cases is challenging. The purpose of this study was twofold: to identify the points of attrition in the criminal justice process (defined as when a matter was referred to the police until the achievement of a...
Report

At the crossroads: 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia

This report finds that much work remains to be done to address significant gaps in corporate accountability for adverse human rights impacts, to ensure victims have access to remedy, and to operationalise the business ‘responsibility to respect’ human rights in Australia.
Report

In broad daylight: Uyghur forced labour and global solar supply chains

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has placed millions of indigenous Uyghur and Kazakh citizens from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region into what the government calls 'surplus labour and 'labour transfer' programs. Many indigenous workers are unable to refuse or walk away from these jobs...
Report

Risky goods: New Zealand imports

This report highlights New Zealand’s most risky goods, as well as how other countries are looking into supply chains and addressing imports linked to child labour and forced labour.
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Combatting modern forms of slavery: plan of action against forced labour, people trafficking and slavery

This document provides a plan for reducing forced labour, people trafficking and slavery both in New Zealand and internationally.
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Plan of action against forced labour, people trafficking and slavery

The plan of action is comprised of 28 actions to reduce forced labour, people trafficking and slavery within New Zealand.
Guide

Financial services and modern slavery

This guide is designed to help the financial services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply chains.
Report

Review of the national action plan to combat human trafficking and slavery 2015–19

The Department of Home Affairs commissioned the Australian Institute of Criminology to undertake this review of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015–19. The review provides a basis upon which to reflect on past activities and to inform the development of...
Guide

Property, construction and modern slavery

This guide has been prepared to help the property and construction industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says the colony of New South Wales was founded on the basis there would be no slavery. Is he correct?

Is it correct that there was no slavery in Australia when NSW was founded as a colony? The verdict: Mr Morrison's claim checks out.
Guide

Modern slavery reporting - guide for investors

This guide has been prepared by ACSI and RIAA to provide a framework for investor reporting. It provides broad context on matters investors may wish to consider in preparing their modern slavery statements and should be used in conjunction with the guidance provided by the...
Report

Trafficking in persons report 2019

This annual report assesses what governments around the world are doing to combat trafficking. The 2019 report highlights a particular gap in anti-trafficking interventions, where a government concentrates on transnational cases at the expense of cases taking place exclusively within its borders.
Report

'Their house is my prison': exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Lebanon is home to over 250,000 migrant domestic workers, who come from African and Asian countries and work in private households. The vast majority of these workers are women. Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are trapped in a web woven by the kafala system, which...
Discussion paper

Have your say: should New Zealand ratify the Forced Labour Protocol?

This discussion paper seeks New Zealanders' views on whether the country should ratify the International Labour Organization 2014 Forced Labour Protocol, a binding treaty-level instrument addressing issues of modern slavery and forced labour.
Report

Estimating the dark figure of human trafficking and slavery victimisation in Australia

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking and slavery in Australia, using the statistical method of multiple systems estimation (MSE).
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Trafficking in persons report 2018

This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and how national governments can support and empower them.
Report

Modern slavery in Australian property, construction and infrastructure supply chains

Whilst the prevalence of modern slavery in Australia may seem low, there is a growing need for our property, construction and infrastructure organisations to be aware of the potential for modern slavery in their extended supply chains, understand the need for greater transparency, and work...
Report

Hidden in plain sight: an inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

Slavery is one of the most appalling crimes in human history. Regrettably, the term ‘modern slavery’ reminds us that slavery and slavery-like practices are still prevalent around the world today, including here in Australia.
Discussion paper

Modern slavery in supply chains reporting requirement: public consultation paper and regulation impact statement

The proposals outlined in this discussion paper would require large corporations and other entities operating in Australia to publish annual statements outlining their actions to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
Report

An inquiry into human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices: report

Examines the Australian government's policy response to human trafficking, looking specifically at law enforcement as well as the government's international engagement on the issue.