Support for modern slavery laws

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A coalition of organisations have released a Statement of Support for the development of legislation to combat modern slavery.

The government, through a joint-standing committee, is investigating legislation to combat modern slavery. In August, it also announced its intention to introduce legislation that will make it a requirement for large companies to investigate and report on modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said the statement aimed to assist these reform processes and provide guiding principles, including transparency, accountability, victim support and leadership.

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