Original article by Adele Ferguson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 40 : 5-Jun-17
The Federal Opposition will announce on 5 June 2017 that it plans to enact an Australian Modern Slavery Act. The proposed Act has the support of the Business Council of Australia, the union movement and Wesfarmers, which has noted the difficulty of ensuring that all parts of its supply chain are run ethically. The Global Slavery Index estimates that there are 4,300 slaves in Australia. Meanwhile, Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has confirmed to a recent Senate hearing that it is investigating pizza maker Domino’s over its possible involvement in wage fraud.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN, DOMINO’S PIZZA ENTERPRISES LIMITED – ASX DMP, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, PIZZA HUT AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, BAIN CAPITAL LLC, DEUTSCHE BANK AG