Hidden in Plain Sight

December 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-754-5

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Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Overview of inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Outline of report

2. A Modern Slavery Act for Australia?

  UK Modern Slavery Act
  Australia‚Äôs response to modern slavery
  Key differences
  Support for an Australian Modern Slavery Act

3. Defining and measuring modern slavery

  Definitions of modern slavery
  Prevalence of modern slavery

4. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

  UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  International equivalents
  Support for an Australian Commissioner

5. Transparency in supply chains

  International developments
  Australian Government proposed model
  Committee views on the proposed model

6. Support for victims

  Victim-centred approach
  Victim support measures
  Defence for victims
  National compensation scheme

7. Criminal justice responses

  Identifying, investigating and prosecuting modern slavery
  Relevant provisions of the UK Act
  International engagement
  Specific offences

8. Orphanage trafficking

  Paper orphaning and orphanage trafficking
  Measures to address orphanage trafficking

9. Labour exploitation and Australia's visa framework

  Labour exploitation
  Measures to address exploitation

Additional comments from the Australian Greens

A. Submissions

B. Public hearings

C. Exhibits

D. Additional documents

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313