The Protecht Group
UNSW Sydney

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What does the Modern Slavery Act in Australia mean for you?

In June 2018, NSW passed its Modern Slavery Act. This will be followed by a federal Act which is now in the Senate for further consideration.

These acts require affected business entities to publish annual public statements on their actions to address modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.

This session will provide you with the knowledge to be able to assess the application of the Acts to your business as well as what you will be required to do to prepare for meeting the requirements and the process that needs to be followed thereafter to ensure compliance.

What is covered in the videos:

  • What are the Modern Slavery Acts – Federal and NSW?
    • Who does it apply to?
    • What is covered?
    • What is required?
    • What are the implications of non-compliance?
  • What do you need to do to prepare?
    • A summary of what is required?
    • Understanding, analysing and recording slavery risks
    • Developing a risk assessment and monitoring approach and methodology
    • The importance of understanding and assessing supply chains and vendor risk assessments
    • Using tools to support the process
    • Developing and maturing reporting
    • What next?
UNSW Assoc Prof Justine Nolan
David Tattam


About Assoc. Prof. Justine Nolan


About David Tattam

Justine is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney. Justine's research is focused on international human rights law and business and human rights, and in particular, accountability for corporate violations of human rights in supply chains. She teaches international human rights law and related courses on development, globalisation and business and human rights, and has published widely on business and human rights.

She is a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights and a member of the Editorial Board of the Business and Human Rights Journal. She is on the advisory boards of ICAR and the Diplomacy Training Program.

David is the Director of Research and Training at The Protecht Group and author of "A Short Guide to Operational Risk". He is recognised internationally as a specialist in all facets of risk management and in particular, enterprise risk management. Prior to founding Protecht in 1999, he held roles as the Head of Operations and Risk Management at two international banks, WestLB and The Industrial Bank of Japan. His career also spanned 7 years with PwC.

David is currently active in consulting to and training in a wide range of industries in relation to setting up risk management functions and implementing enterprise risk systems.

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