Australia’s Modern Slavery Act came into effect on 1 January 2019. While the first reporting period is not until 2020, there are several actions companies should begin now to help effectively meet reporting requirements.
Additionally, Australia now has two Modern Slavery Acts: at the Commonwealth level and in New South Wales via state legislation. Both Acts are similar but not identical.
In this guide, we outline the main differences between the Commonwealth and NSW Modern Slavery Acts and illustrate the key steps you can take now to prepare and help meet the first reporting deadline.