This morning in Canberra, Jo Clay, ACT Greens MLA for Ginninderra, tabled a bill in ACT Parliament to address modern slavery.
The bill proposes to:
Jo Clay said, “Canberrans care about the wellbeing of those in our community, where products come from, where they end up and the welfare of those who are involved in these supply chains. This Bill is an important first step in legislating to effectively respond to modern slavery in the ACT and I look forward to the important community conversation this legislation will initiate.”
Project Didi Australia welcomes the tabling of a bill for a Modern Slavery Act in the Australian Capital Territory.
Project Didi Australia works to empower women and girls who have experienced trafficking and gender-based violence. We partner with locally-led organisations in Nepal, who are specialists in trauma-informed care, education and pathways to safe employment. We also raise awareness and advocate for action to end modern slavery with our community in Australia.
Project Didi was established in 2014 in the ACT by three Canberra businesswomen and is actively engaged in the local community, with Board and volunteer representation in the territory and collaboration with local business and schools on fundraising and awareness raising events.
There are three key reasons we support the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in the ACT
We urge the ACT Government to progress the bill and welcome the opportunity to engage further through public consultation.