Australia: Modern Slavery Update: One Regime Starts, Another Stops

August 6, 2019 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


The NSW Government has deferred the commencement of its Modern Slavery Act. The Special Minister of State has received advice that the Act “contains a number of defects requiring urgent attention,” with some of those defects rendering “some provisions of the Act inoperable” and others “open to the risk of constitutional challenge.” The Minister has now referred the Act, a draft amendment Bill and some draft Regulations to the Stranding Committee on Social Issues for inquiry and report.


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