The Australian Government is committed to taking action to eradicate modern slavery, and to protect and support victims of these crimes.
This is why the Government is developing a new five year National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–24, to drive the strategic direction of Australia’s response to these crimes.
The new National Action Plan will build on Australia’s current efforts and initiatives under the
National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19. This includes implementation of Australia’s world-leading
Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Updates on the development of the new National Action Plan will be posted on this webpage. To receive updates via email, contact
We are committed to ensuring the Australian public can contribute to the development of the new National Action Plan.
From 4 December 2019 to 31 January 2020, the Government invited public submissions on the consultation paper -
National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24. Further information on the written submissions may be found below.
We are currently conducting targeted consultations with a range of experts from civil society, business and academia on key issues, including those raised in the public submissions.
Public consultation will continue to be a priority as the new National Action Plan is developed. We will use technology available to us to seek views and consult within current public health guidelines. We will continue to provide updates on the consultation process on this webpage.
We received 46 written submissions from a range of stakeholders including peak bodies, civil society and academia, in response to the consultation paper on the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24. The public submissions are available below.