7 February 2019

Modern Slavery Discussion Panel Event

Thursday 7 February 2019 | 5:45 p.m. for 6 p.m. start- concludes 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Dentons – Level 16, 77 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 l Map

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Professionals in International Trade have partnered with Dentons Lawyers Network and the French Australian Lawyers Society to host this event regarding Modern Slavery. Many people do not know that slavery happens in Australia, however, sadly it does!

It is important to acknowledge that Modern Slavery is a local and global issue. Register to join us for an evening of discussion about the significance of the new Modern Slavery legislation and how the changes will impact anyone doing business in Australia.

Both the NSW State Government and the Commonwealth Government have recently taken legislative action to combat modern slavery in Australia. In New South Wales (NSW), the Modern Slavery Act 2018 was passed on 21 June 2018, with the Commonwealth Government following suit with the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, recently passed on 29 November 2018.

Guest speakers:

Alison Elliott – Senior Policy Advisor at UNICEF Australia and is a lawyer by training. She leads UNICEF Australia’s policy and advocacy work regarding children’s rights and business, as well as justice for children. 

Amy Sinclair – Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, a global NGO tracking the human rights policies and performance of companies worldwide. 

Nicole D’Souza – Ethical Sourcing Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. She is an experienced government, regulatory, employment and litigation lawyer and domestic and international human rights advocate who has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Geneva

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