Australia: Queensland Government investigates whether new trains use parts made by slave labour from Chinese Uyghur camps

Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey has directed his department to review whether the state’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains contain parts sourced from slave labour factories in China.

Earlier this week, the US Government announced it had blacklisted KTK and 19 other companies from future contracts, after finding they were implicated in human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs in China.

The Queensland Government has an ongoing relationship with KTK, and Mr Bailey said he had now directed his department to determine the extent of the existing contracts.

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 requires the Australian Government and Australian businesses to publicly account for how they respond to modern slavery risks in global operations and supply chains.

This article has been summarised, the original full article can be found at abc.net.au

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