Modern Slavery Statement
Broadly speaking, “Modern Slavery” refers to any exploitation that renders a person unable to leave or refuse LABOUR due to coercion, threats, deception, misuse of authority or assault. In Australia, acts that are illegal under the current human trafficking, slavery, and slavery-like offence prohibitions laid forth in Divisions 270 and 271 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code fall under this domain. The coercion, deception and threat here can be implicit or explicit.
At New Beginnings Skills International (Australasia) PTY LTD., we are committed to ensuring no modern slavery in any part of our business operations to the best of our ability. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships and, where possible, to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chain.
As part of our contracting processes, we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour or anyone held in slavery or servitude. As an ethically upstanding business, we also expect our clients, service providers, suppliers, and contractors to share our commitment to act lawfully and ethically and to work to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place within their organisation or supply chain.
The Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) ‘Act’ defines modern slavery as including eight types of severe exploitation; trafficking in persons, slavery, servitude, forced labour, forced marriage, debt bondage, the worst forms of child labour and deceptive recruiting for labour or services.
The worst forms of child labour are extreme forms of child labour that involve the severe exploitation of children, including through enslavement or exposure to dangerous work. The worst forms of child labour do not mean all child work. Under Australian law, modern slavery is defined in the Act. In the event of any inconsistency, the definitions in the Act take precedence over this policy.