The Guardian View on Slavery today

Jenny Stanger, national manager of The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery, said the government’s announcement was significant “because such legislation shifts the responsibility from victims who struggle to be visible to people that can help to a proactive approach by business to find them in their supply chain and take corrective action”.

Stanger said the freedom partnership strongly supported the establishment of an independent anti-slavery commissioner – in the model of the UK’s commissioner – to co-ordinate and monitor Australia’s anti-slavery framework and investigate potential breaches.

Luke Geary, managing Partner of Salvos Legal, which offers free legal advice to victims of slavery, said he looked forward to working with business “to ensure clean supply chains can be meaningfully evidenced”.

“I am confident that Australian business is capable of world-class leadership and innovation in tackling modern slavery.”

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