In my view, little meaningful has been published about the actual practical implications of Modern Slavery laws whether for small business or government, despite a plethora of quasi academic and Government policy material being disseminated.
From what I see and hear from people operating businesses, the material which is ‘out there’ is aimed at the ‘cognoscenti” and the big end of town.
Whilst the big end of town is the main operational nexus for the legislation (and putting aside whether the NSW legislation may just fall away) small businesses in the chain of supply have been, I believe, all but overlooked.
I recently delivered a presentation “Modern Slavery Legislation: How to Manage your Obligations in Practice” on this topic at Legalwise’s Annual Government Law Conference – March 2020.
Copies of the slides can be requested. Please send email to me at email@example.com .