Anti-slavery action is governed by three laws in Australia
Slavery is a serious international crime. Slavery offences are created in Division 270 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) encourages large entities to investigate supply chains and report on the presence of slavery-like offences, human trafficking offences and the presence of child labour. The Victorian Charter guarantees that State programs in Victoria will uphold freedom from forced labour, servitude and slavery. These laws take different approaches – criminal law, civil law and administrative law.
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