Beyond Compliance: towards credible disclosure and action on modern slavery and labour exploitation in supply chains.

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Event Details

20 September 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
30 Collins Street, Melbourne
Business Law and Taxation


The Department of Business Law and Taxation invite you to attend ‘Beyond compliance: towards credible disclosure and action on modern slavery and other labour rights abuses in supply chains’, a panel discussion with representatives from civil society, academic, corporate advisory, practitioner and trade union organisations.


Respect for labour rights is rising in the corporate and public conscious of Australia. The need to take action to prevent and address labour and human rights risks is gaining momentum. The media are reporting regularly on exploitative working conditions in domestic and transnational supply chains across a range of sectors and the introduction of a modern slavery reporting requirement looks imminent for large Australian organisations.

This panel event will offer the opportunity to learn about the key challenges facing Australian businesses with respect to labour rights in domestic and transnational supply chains. Join us to discuss what constitutes credible and meaningful corporate action and hear insights from a range of leading academic, industry and government representatives.

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Dr Shawn MacDonald is Chief Executive Officer of Verité, a global, independent, non-profit organisation that conducts research, advocacy, consulting, trainings and assessments with a vision that people worldwide work under safe, fair and legal conditions. Verité has worked across the globe, with clients such as the ILO, the US Department of Labor and State Department, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Nestlé, Target and many more. Before joining Verité in 2003, Shawn was Director of Accreditation at the Fair Labor Association. He has worked for civil society organisations in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe and holds a PhD from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an AB in History from Harvard University.


Dr Shawn Macdonald, CEO, Verité

Sonya Rand, Group Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing Manager, Cotton On Group

Dr Leoora Black, Principal, Sustainability Services, Deloitte Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Joy Kyriacou, Fair Economies Advocacy Manager, Oxfam Australia

Monash Business School’s Department of Business Law and Taxation is the leading undergraduate and graduate business law department in Australia. Every year, we host a range of events, conferences and seminars for students, staff and representatives from industry and government.

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