The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet sought feedback on the draft Modern Slavery Regulation 2019, which sets out how commercial organisations are to comply with the modern slavery reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW).

Anti-Slavery Australia’s submission recommends that the Anti-Slavery Commissioner support organisations to comply with their reporting requirements by developing guidance consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; that all modern slavery statements be made available on the public register and that consideration be given to the recommendations outlined by the Legislative Council Select Committee on Human Trafficking in New South Wales (Select Committee) in Human trafficking in New South Wales. Anti-Slavery Australia also outlined why it does not support the exemption for certain businesses proposed in the draft Modern Slavery Regulation 2019.

Anti-Slavery Australia Submission on the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) Draft Regulation (2019)