For over three years, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) was pretty much dead and buried.
But the people of NSW wanted to see it revived. So we recruited a Task Force of individual supporters to get the attention of the Minister in charge, Don Harwin.
We brought faith leaders and NGOs together to petition the Premier.
We met multiple times with politicians and staffers from the Government, Opposition and crossbench
to help them understand what our recommendations were and why such provisions matter.
We negotiated directly with the Government.
And they listened.
We’re no longer recruiting for Task Force Don.
But we’d still love to hear why you care about ending slavery!
The final version of the NSW Modern Slavery Act commencing on 1 January 2022 includes five key elements that we fought for.
There's more to be done. With the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act coming up for review next year, we have our sights set on strengthening federal legislation and hope that you'll stand with us then, too.
See our Baseline Policy Asks.
A strong and independent anti-slavery commissioner
Supply chain reporting requirement for local councils and state-owned corporations
Support for survivors
Provisions around the online sexual exploitation of children
An official commitment from the NSW Government to lobby the Federal Government to strengthen the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act when this comes up for review in 2022
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