Modern Slavery Laws in Australia: Steps in the Right Direction?

Business and Human Rights Journal, 5 (1), 164-170 (2020)

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-30

8 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2020

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Amy Sinclair

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Justine Nolan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 28, 2020

Abstract

This piece will first provide an overview of the NSW Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW Act), followed by a discussion of the Federal Act. Some comparisons will be made between these Australian laws and the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK Act). Such a comparison should be useful for determining the relative impact, and value, of these laws over time, as well as for influencing the framing of future legislation elsewhere. The piece will conclude by considering elements that could be incorporated to enhance the efficacy of modern slavery laws generally.

Keywords: NSW Modern Slavery Act, Federal Act, Australian laws, UK Modern Slavery Act, UK Act, NSW Act, modern slavery laws

Suggested Citation

Sinclair, Amy and Nolan, Justine, Modern Slavery Laws in Australia: Steps in the Right Direction? (May 28, 2020). Business and Human Rights Journal, 5 (1), 164-170 (2020), UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3612549

Amy Sinclair (Contact Author)

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre ( email )

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Justine Nolan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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