Extortion, blackmail, cash back scams and slavery are happening every day under our noses. It is also happening in the supply chains of businesses, either through labour hire companies, or suppliers.
Under new legislation to be proposed by the federal opposition on Monday, big business will be forced to clamp down on slavery in their supply chains by reporting publicly – and annually – all efforts to identify and stop slavery.
Slavery and underpayment of wages is a scourge on our nation.
According to the Global Slavery Index, there are more than 45 million slaves, with two thirds in the Asia-Pacific region and 4300 slaves in Australia through human trafficking, forced labour and servitude.