2019 continues to be an important year for Australian business regarding modern slavery, with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act now in place and draft guidance currently out for consultation. More and more Australian companies are working to identify and act on their modern slavery risks at home and abroad.
To help Australian business to navigate these new developments and share learnings in a safe space, the GCNA hosts a Modern Slavery Community of Practice (MS COP) for business members.
The GCNA Modern Slavery Community of Practice is a small, interactive forum that operates under Chatham House Rules. The Community of Practice meets quarterly and will rotate meetings around Melbourne, Sydney and Perth with in-person presence preferred.
The Community of Practice’s purpose is two-fold:
To discuss the most pressing challenges and obstacles facing Australian business with respect to managing and communicating modern slavery risks and implementing the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act and to discuss good practice in responding to these challenges; and
To help provide a business perspective as appropriate to related external discussions, including for example potentially discussing modern slavery statements and collective input to any consultation around government guidance for the reporting requirement.