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Name: Modern Slavery Act 2018 No 30.
Country: Australia - New South Wales
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018
Entry into force:
ISN: AUS-2018-L-113910
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line NSW Legislation, Australia (consulted on 2022-12-07)
Abstract/Citation: The objects of this Act are as followsó
(a) to combat modern slavery,
(b) to provide assistance and support for victims of modern slavery,
(c) to provide for an Anti-slavery Commissioner,
(d) to provide for detection and exposure of modern slavery that may have occurred or be occurring or that is likely to occur,
(e) to raise community awareness of, and provide for education and training about, modern slavery,
(f) to encourage collaborative action to combat modern slavery,
(g) to provide for the assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of laws prohibiting modern slavery and to improve the implementation and enforcement of such laws,
(h) to provide for mandatory reporting of risks of modern slavery occurring in the supply chains of government agencies,
(i) to make forced marriage of a child and certain slavery and slavery-like conduct offences in New South Wales,
(j) to further penalise involvement in cybersex trafficking by making it an offence to administer a digital platform for the purpose of child abuse material or encourage another person to use a digital platform to deal with child abuse material,
(k) to provide for education, training and guidance about identifying and addressing modern slavery taking place within supply chains of organisations.

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