MEDIA RELEASE: Walk Free applauds passing of Australian Modern Slavery Act — Walk Free Foundation – November 29, 2018

The Modern Slavery Bill is now an Act of the Australian Parliament. 29 November 2018 — Walk Free Foundation Founder, Andrew Forrest AO, today commended the momentous passing of Australia’s first federal Modern Slavery Act, a major step towards stamping out slavery in Australian company supply chains. Under the new laws, large businesses operating in…..Read more

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MEDIA RELEASE: Religious Leaders Come Together in New Zealand to Eradicate Modern Slavery — Walk Free Foundation – November 9, 2018

9 November 2018 – HRH Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga, together with senior church leaders from 17 Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, have gathered in Auckland, New Zealand for the signing ceremony of the Joint Declaration Against Modern Slavery. The 1 November, 2018 event brought together faith leaders, heads of councils of churches and government representatives…..Read more

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Tackling Modern Slavery in the Hotel Industry — November 9, 2017

By Isobel Archer, Shiva Foundation Following the implementation of legislation such as the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010), modern slavery has come to the forefront of the minds of senior executives in business. With an ever increasing number of governments (Australia, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands) facing calls…Read more

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MEDIA RELEASE: Australia’s Modern Slavery Legislation Applauded — August 24, 2017

#EndSlaveryAUS Walk Free Foundation founder, Mr Andrew Forrest AO, today welcomed the announcement by the Australian Government to introduce an historic Modern Slavery Act for Australia. Mr Forrest said enacting this legislation would be a game-changer in the fight to end modern slavery, both here and overseas. “This is a tremendous decision and will be…Read more

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