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Modern Slavery in Australia

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Modern Slavery in Australia

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Passionate about human rights and wondering how you can make a real difference as a young lawyer? Join us for an evening conversation with three experts who will share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on current issues in the Australian modern slavery space.

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    Passionate about human rights and wondering how you can make a real difference as a young lawyer? Join us for an evening conversation with three experts who will share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on current issues in the Australian modern slavery space. This session aims to build awareness on modern slavery issues in Australia and provide insight on how young lawyers can contribute towards the fight against modern slavery.

    Key Topics

    • Whether the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (‘the Act’) has been effective in addressing modern slavery in Australia
    • Reforms to the Act and key areas likely to be the subject of the next review of the Act
    • Challenges for legal practices (and lawyers) in advising clients regarding modern slavery
    • Challenges faced by companies in complying with the Act
  • Presenters


    • Cano Ergün - Lawyer, Ryan Carlisle Thomas
    • Leigh Chan - Paralegal, Gordon Legal



    • Heather Moore
    • Ingrid Landau
    • Heidi Roberts


    Heather Moore

    Heather is a specialist in anti-slavery and trafficking, with over 18 years’ experience across the fields of program management, capacity building, policy and research. She became involved in this work in Los Angeles, where she founded the first women's refuge in the US for trafficked women.

    Heather is a senior advisor on modern slavery and migration for The Salvation Army, providing strategic leadership for The Salvation Army Australia's national and regional response to the issue. Also an independent consultant in counter-trafficking, Heather assists business, non-governmental organisations and governments seeking to establish, evaluate, and improve responses to contemporary forms of slavery, with emphasis on understanding and identifying cases; building high-functioning multi-stakeholder and worker-led initiatives; and developing effective remediation and prevention strategies. She is also an expert witness in civil and criminal matters involving slavery-related crimes and an advisory board member for the Journal of Modern Slavery.




    Ingrid Landau

    Ingrid is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School, and a member of the Labour, Equality and Human Rights (LEAH) Research Group. Her research focuses in particular on regulatory frameworks for corporate human rights due diligence, socially responsible public procurement, and labour regulation in the Asia-Pacific. Ingrid has worked as principal researcher on major research projects commissioned by the Australian Fair Work Commission and the International Labour Organisation.

    Prior to commencing an academic career, Ingrid worked at the Australian Council of Trade Unions where she provided advice on Australian employment law, international labour standards and human rights. Her latest co-authored publications — ‘Transnational Labour Governance in Global Supply Chains Asking Questions and Seeking Answers on Accountability’ and ‘Should Australia be Embracing the Modern Slavery Model of Regulation’ are respectively available at <> and <>.



    Heidi Roberts

    Heidi is Partner for Diversity and Inclusion at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Chair of Corrs’ Diversity Council. Prior to this, in 2008, she was appointed Partner in the firm’s Employment and Labour practice. During her 18 years at the firm, Heidi has worked across a broad range of activities in both legal practice and strategic business roles. She has extensive experience advising government and corporations on industrial relations, workplace policy matters, and modern slavery compliance.

    She has recently co-authored an article published in The Law Society of NSW Journal entitled ‘Modern Slavery Reporting: How Have We Faired and What’s Next’, available at <>.


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