This page provides resources to help you learn more about modern slavery and the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
This detailed guidance material provides step-by-step instructions about how to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and advice about good-practice. This guidance also includes appendices with information about key issues, including risk indicators, engaging with suppliers, and responding to cases. The Australian Border Force developed this guidance in consultation with business and civil society experts.
This information sheet provides guidance for entities about how to reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their operations and supply chains becoming exposed to modern slavery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This information sheet also explains how reporting entities under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 can address the impact of COVID-19 in their modern slavery statements.
This infographic provides key information about modern slavery, the Australian Government's response and the types of products and services that have high modern slavery risks.
The Australian Border Force is closely monitoring the quality of modern slavery statements. This reporting update identifies good-practice trends and areas for improvement.
This supplementary guidance clarifies how entities should describe the consultation process to prepare modern slavery statements
This supplementary guidance clarifies how entities should comply with the requirements set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 for approval and signature of modern slavery statements.
Guidance on how to edit a submitted statement or statement profile on the Australian Border Force’s Online Modern Slavery Register.
Guidance on how to create an account and submit a statement on the Australian Border Force’s Online Modern Slavery Register
The Modern Slavery Act 2018 requires the Australian Government to report annually to Parliament about its actions to implement the legislation. This is the Australian Government's first report, which covers the 2019 calendar year. This report highlights the Australian Border Force's proactive consultation with business and civil society to implement the Act.
This scoping paper outlines how the Australian Government will approach preparing its first Commonwealth Modern Slavery Statement. The Government is committed to taking a best practice approach to complying with its obligations under the Act, including by publishing annual Commonwealth Statements that respond to all criteria under the legislation. The Government is also committed to developing responses to modern slavery in public sector supply chains that prioritise the best interests of survivors.
This procurement toolkit is aimed at procurement officers who work in any government department, agency or body. It provides a range of resources to assist procurement officers to identify, assess and manage modern slavery risks at all stages of the procurement process. This Toolkit has been designed to be used within the existing Commonwealth procurement framework, primarily the
Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
A suite of model modern slavery contract clauses with graduating obligations, depending on the modern slavery risk profile of the procurement.
Word document of the Supplier Questionnaire for dissemination to suppliers.
The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the Act) entered into force on 1 January 2019. The Act established a national Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement (Reporting Requirement).
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