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No penalties for slavery

No penalties for slavery

By Vanessa Shambrook and Anika Baset

Human Rights 

The key limitation of the Modern Slavery Act is the absence of penalties for non-compliance. Slavery is a word that invokes images of bygone eras, fundamental wrongs of history which we assume were made right. Yet, well into the 21st century, this shocking violation of 19th century human rights still occurs, and in our Aussie backyard.

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