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The Modern Slavery Act – what next?
How the Modern Slavery Act impacts your business.
A conference all businesses can’t afford to miss!


This important one day event in Sydney will focus on the implications of the Modern Slavery Act for businesses both big and small. Also included is how to implement the requirements of the act in order to conform to the new legislation …and ultimately reduce modern slavery.

On 1 January 2019, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 commenced, heralding a new statutory modern slavery reporting requirement for larger companies operating in Australia. Reporting obligations relate to the steps taken to respond to the risk of modern slavery in the operations and supply chains of the reporting entity and its controlled entities.  Unlike other jurisdictions, the reporting criteria are mandatory.

It is crucial that reporting entities begin reviewing their supply chains and collecting data to comply with the new reporting obligations. For Australian corporations, the first reporting year will be 1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020 with the reports due by 31 December 2020.

Any business that turns over $100 million or more, is required to adhere to this new legislation.If your company supplies one of these larger businesses, you are likely to have to provide documentation to demonstrate that your suppliers comply, therefore allowing that company to report accurately.

The one day conference will feature experts across 4 subject areas.

  • Supply Chain and Sourcing
  • Procurement – Purchasing Practices
  • Law and Mediation
  • Due Diligence and Good Auditing Techniques.

Speakers include:

  • Mans Carlson Sweeney, Head of ESG Research, Ausbil Investment Management Ltd
  • Paul Green, Former NSW Member of Parliament who introduced the Modern Slavery Act legislation
  • Carsten Primdal, Principal Sustainability Consultant, ZOIC Environmental Pty Ltd
  • Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager – Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Property Council of Australia
  • Doctor Phoebe Wynne-Pope, Head of Business and Human Rights at Corrs Chambers Wesgarth
  • Nathan Kingston, Managing Director at Ethical Merch Company and Modern Slavery Advocate
  • Kim Randle, Executive Director at Pty Limited
  • Sally Townsend – Head of Advocacy and Alliances, Outland Denim
  • Daisy Mallett, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

If you are involved in procurement, marketing, the law, finance or government, this conference is a must-attend.  It will provide you with knowledge and tools in order to ensure your organisation conforms to the new legislation, and therefore reduce the scourge of modern slavery.

Cost of attendance is $440, includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Cost reductions are available for multiple ticket purchases

  • 2 – 5 tickets: 10%
  • 6+ tickets: 15%

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