Australia’s Senate has voted to prohibit the import of goods made using forced labour. But without government support it won’t become law.
Just four of 31 international chocolate makers have been rated ‘good eggs’ for their social, environmental and governance standards.
Supply chain transparency is important, but countries like Australia also must do more to support the justice process, such as securing compensation for fishermen and putting traffickers in jail.
121 companies in Australia have delivered their first reports required by the Modern Slavery Act.
Slavery and slavery-like practices exist in Australia, in the form of forced marriages, sexual exploitation and forced labour.
In the shadows of the agenda to accelerate India-Australia trade and investment is the risk of pushing Indian workers into slave conditions.
Workers further down supply chains are being left destitute and exposed to exploitation.
Combat modern slavery by spending your money in places that take the issue seriously.
The real cost of footballs transfer markets: how fake agents traffic African boys with dreams of playing in Europe’s biggest leagues.
The prospect of China using forced labour to supply foreign companies highlights the importance of modern slavery laws.
Rather than requiring companies to ensure a living wage for their global supply chain workforce, the Modern Slavery Act ends up punishing them.
Global capitalist pressures on labour markets and the search for cheaper workers can lead to slavery.