Modern Slavery Act in Australia – Overview and Update

May 2023
Region: Asia Pacific
The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (MSA) requires entities that carry on business in Australia with an annual consolidated revenue of more than AU$100 million to report annually on how they address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains. The Australian government has recently finished consulting on the first three-year review of the MSA, with a publicly available report to be tabled into Parliament. This update discusses the operation of the MSA, as well as selected consultation topics that may inform future legislative or administrative changes.