Global capitalist pressures on labour markets and the search for cheaper workers can lead to slavery.
Soon we’ll have a much better idea of what we are buying, and companies will be shamed into sourcing products better.
Soon we'll have a better idea of what we are buying. There are no penalties, but "naming and shaming" might make Australia's Modern Slavery Act work.
Most hand car wash workers are subject to some form of labour exploitation, says new report
Nail bars are havens for modern slavery.
Slavery still exists and it happens in plain sight.
Many cocoa producers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast use child labour and child slave labour.
The Modern Slavery Bill before the Senate is touted as 'smart legislation', because it asks for information rather than imposes penalties, but it mightn't be enough.
There are other ways of exploiting victims in the 'business model' of modern slavery.
Ours is a land of plenty, but Australian businesses will be asked to identify and stop issues with modern slavery in their production or supply chain.
The Modern Slavery Bill presents an opportunity for companies to take seriously their obligation to identify, track and monitor potential problems in their operations and supply chain.
Businesses can play a major role in either facilitating modern slavery or eradicating it.
Young victims remain at risk because current laws are focused on concerns over immigration and the economy.
Chains of employment.
Supply chains are much clearer than they used to be but the same can't be said about labour.
Research shows the public has a poor understanding of what slavery is and how often they encounter it. Here's how to tell if your manicurist is working against their will.
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
It’s not what you think.
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