Australian firms must prioritise modern slavery prevention measures, say researchers
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

Confusion, lack of knowledge, and disinterest among employers are collectively preventing significant progress from being made by Australian businesses to tackle modern slavery, a new study has found.

As a result, researchers at the University of South Australia suggest one-in-five large businesses in Australia will likely fail to fulfil their legal obligations to identify and eliminate modern slavery risks in their operations in 2022.