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Breaking news: Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018) released

01 April 2019

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

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Breaking news: Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018) released

The guidelines that large companies (and others) doing business in Australia have been waiting for, and need, were released late last week. 

The release of the Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018) on 28 March is a real milestone on the way to full implementation of a functioning modern slavery regulatory environment and reporting system in Australia. 

In short, the guidelines seek to answer questions that many organisations are asking including:

  • do I need to report and can I report voluntarily?
  • when do I report?
  • how do I prepare a statement and then approve and publish it?
  • can I prepare a joint statement?
  • how do I respond to a case of modern slavery?

We are currently working with large corporations and government entities in relation to modern slavery including developing internal policies, providing best practice clauses and schedules for tender and contract documents, advising on Modern Slavery Statements and providing in-depth training.

With the Holding Redlich national Procurement team I will be writing a much longer piece on the guidelines shortly as well as making them a key part of the numerous training and awareness raising workshops that we are delivering across the country.

Author: Scott Alden


Scott Alden, Partner & National Head of Procurement
T: +61 2 8083 0419 

Stephen Natoli, Partner 
T: +61 3 9321 9796 

Troy Lewis, Partner & National Head of Construction and Infrastructure 
T: +61 7 3135 0614 

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