Bipartisan committee supports creation of modern slavery act as well as independent commissioner to report and advise on issues of modern slavery

Australia should create an independent anti-slavery commissioner to fight the practice of modern slavery and worker exploitation, according to a parliamentary inquiry.

The joint committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade is looking into the creation of a modern slavery act, which would target forced labour, human trafficking and slavery-like practices in the operation of Australian businesses, companies and governments.

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