The Modern Slavery Act 2018. is an Act that requires entities based, or operating, in Australia, which have an annual consolidated revenue of more than $100 million, to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and actions to address those risks.
Reports are kept by the Minister in a public repository known as the Modern Slavery Statements Register. Statements on the register may be accessed by the public, free of charge, on the internet.
Organisations are required as part of the report to submit modern slavery statements, describing the risks of modern slavery in the operations and supply chains of reporting entities and entities owned or controlled by those entities.
The statements must also include information about actions taken to address those risks.
Joint modern slavery statements may be given on behalf of one or more reporting entities.