The Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee conducted an inquiry into the Fair Work Amendments (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017. The committee contacted a number of organisations inviting submissions to the inquiry.

Anti-Slavery Australia supports the proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act 2000 (Cth), which improve the framework for identifying and responding to human trafficking and slavery in Australia. Anti-Slavery Australia supports the proposed increase to maximum penalties and extending liability to responsible franchisor entities and holding companies and strengthening the evidence-gathering powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman to assist in the investigation of labour exploitation.

Anti-Slavery Australia Submission on the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (2017)