The first reporting period under the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act ends on 30 June 2020. Reporting entities will need to show in their reports (initially due on 31 December 2020, now extended to 31 March 2021) that they have taken action to address modern slavery risks in their supply chains.

But how detailed does this information need to be? Are we expected to identify to Tier 10 in the first report?

And what about the recent guidance from the Australian Border Force on accounting for COVID-19-specific issues?

COVID-19 is making modern slavery reporting – along with most of the rest of life – an even bigger challenge.


GRC Solutions Resources

We offer several resources to assist businesses in managing their modern slavery risks and preparing their reports


Recording and slides from a current webinar

On 4 May 2020, Kimberly Randle of Fair Supply partnered with GRC Solutions to deliver a webinar covering just these issues.

This informative and timely webinar provided practical guidance on the following:

  • identifying and mapping modern slavery in operations and supply chains
  • utilising supplier contracts, codes of conduct and workplace policies to reduce modern slavery risks
  • preparing legally compliant modern slavery statements
  • addressing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in modern slavery statements in light of recently released Australian Border Force guidance.

The webinar recording and slides are available to download.

For more information go here


Online Modern Slavery Training

Our three-module course covers what Modern Slavery is, its prevalence in supply chains, how its use can most effectively be prevented by organisations and what businesses’ responsibilities are under the Australian Modern Slavery Laws. It is suitable for a wide range of staff across the business.

For more information go here


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