Panel Discussion:

Modern Slavery – Does Australia still have a long way to go to address modern slavery risks?

Thursday, 9th of June 2022 | 2:00 PM AEST

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Two years from the Commonwealth Act’s commencement, over 2,500 modern slavery statements have been lodged on the Government’s modern slavery register, covering more than 6,000 reporting entities.

Key commentators consider that many reporting entities fail to identify the most significant human rights risks in their supply chains or demonstrate effective actions to address these risks.

How have Australian entities been reporting?



Jo Anne
Jo-Anne Hayes

Head of Risk & Compliance
 Grant Thornton 

Andrew Caradoc Davies

Associate Director - Procurement Strategy

Abigail McGregor

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Erica Britton Johnson


In this discussion you will learn:

  • Key findings and learnings from recent reports on the first year of Australian modern slavery reporting
  • What Australian businesses can do to improve their identification and response to modern slavery risks. Have we made a difference? 
  • The critical elements for reporting entities to move beyond paper promises to implement a practical approach to tackling modern slavery in 2022 and beyond.    
  • An overview and future outlook 

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