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Criminal justice

We work together to stop serious and organised crime in Australia.

​Review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018​

On 31 March 2022, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP, announced​ the commencement of the Government’s statutory review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the Act).

The review also supports the implementation of Australia’s National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25​​, in which the Government committed to undertake a review of the Act in 2022.

Terms of Reference

The Australian Border Force have developed a Terms of Reference​ for the review.​


An Issues Paper for public consultation will be developed and is anticipated to become available from mid-2022.

Contact: ModernSlaveryActReview@abf.gov.au