Review of the Modern Slavery Act underway

On 31 March 2022, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood MP, announced the commencement of the government’s statutory review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018. The review will be undertaken by Professor John McMillan AO, supported by the Australian Border Force. The review commenced on 31 March 2022 and will be completed within 12 months. The review will have regard to the extent to which the mandatory reporting criteria set out in section 16 of the act are appropriate, the appropriateness of the $100 million reporting entity threshold, reporting periods and reporting deadlines, and whether it is necessary or desirable for an independent body, such as an Anti-Slavery Commissioner, to oversee the implementation of the act and/or the enforcement of the act.

Further information about the review, including the Terms of Reference may be found here: Review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018

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