Global Slavery Index 2023 Released
On 24 May 2023 the fifth Global Slavery Index (GSI) was released. The Global Slavery Index is the most comprehensive measurement of modern slavery in the world and presents a thoroughly researched, detailed picture of modern slavery as it exists across industries and countries today.
The latest edition of Global Slavery Index 2023 (GSI) reveals that the combination of conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the crisis. An estimated 50 million people are in slavery today, marking a 25% increase over five years. 27.6 million are in forced labour. In Australia, there are now an estimated 41,000 people estimated to be in modern slavery – nearly triple the estimates since 2018.
Whilst the prevalence of slavery is most prevalent in low-income countries, it is intricately linked to the demands from higher-income countries. Nearly two-thirds of all forced labour cases are connected to global supply chains.
The updated Global Slavery Index 2023 (GSI) serves as a crucial resource for entities adhering to the Modern Slavery Act, helping them identify products and services at risk of being associated with slavery in their supply chains and operations.
Modern slavery training course
Allara Global has developed an online course Modern Slavery Act Australia - Awareness Training to assist companies in training their employees on the risks associated with modern slavery.
Developed in partnership with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, this training course has been designed for all employees to gain an understanding on how to identify and report modern slavery within and around the workplace.
Strengthening Australia’s Modern Slavery Compliance
Labor Government to establish new Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
Modern slavery in Victorian restaurant: Owner pleads guilty to forced labour
An Indian restaurant owner has been warned by a judge he could be jailed for a modern slavery offence, after he failed to pay $85,000 in wages to a couple who worked for him over 14 months.
Modern Slavery Act Awareness Training - New Online Course
Developed in partnership with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Australia this new course aims to assist companies with training employees on modern slavery risk.