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Modern Slavery Act 2018 No 30 (via internet)

Australia Current 2018

The objects of this Act are as follows: (a) to combat modern slavery, (b) to provide assistance and support for victims of modern slavery, (c) to provide for an Anti-slavery Commissioner, (d) to provide for detection and exposure of modern slavery that may have occurred or be occurring or that is likely to occur, (e) to raise community awareness of, and provide for education and training about, modern slavery, (f) to encourage collaborative action to combat modern slavery, (g) to provide for the assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of laws prohibiting modern slavery and to improve the implementation and enforcement of such laws, (h) to provide for mandatory reporting of risks of modern slavery occurring in the supply chains of government agencies and commercial organisations, (i) to make forced marriage of a child and certain slavery and slavery-like conduct offences in New South Wales, (j) to further penalise involvement in cybersex trafficking by making it an offence to administer a digital platform for the purpose of child abuse material.

Issuer name

New South Wales government

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Structure & Leadership, Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Procurement and Supply Chain Management






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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