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The Australian Modern Slavery Bill: the next frontier in corporate accountability for adverse human rights impacts

Last week, the Australian Parliament approved the Modern Slavery Bill and it is set to come into force early in 2019.  This post looks at the requirements of the Act, how it compares to the UK Modern Slavery Act and what it tells us about the changing legal landscape for business and human rights. The

Australia set to join the global fight against modern slavery

The world is slowly taking action against modern slavery. Since the UK introduced the Modern Slavery Act (“the UK Act“) in 2015, a number of countries have followed suit with their own legislative initiatives. The latest country poised to do so is Australia. In 2017, the joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

The Australian pharmaceutical industry association introduces self-regulation requirement to disclose payments to healthcare professionals and consumer organisations

On 5 July 2012, Medicines Australia, the pharmaceutical industry association in Australia, announced the adoption of its new Code of Conduct. Although the Code is not legally binding, it reflects a growing tendency, partly legislative in nature and partly through industry self-regulation, to promote transparency in relationships between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals and