While the fashion industry may want to address worker exploitation in their supply chains, it would open them up to tremendous legal liability. This needs to change.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
The UK's Modern Slavery Act will push companies to act on forced labour, but Australia needs to follow this lead.