The real economic victims of coronavirus are those we can't see

The COVID-19 coronavirus is officially a pandemic, the US and Australian share markets have collapsed, both governments have unveiled stimulus packages, and Australia's trade union movement is worried about the position of ...

Slavery is not a crime in almost half the countries of the world

"Slavery is illegal everywhere." So said the New York Times, repeated at the World Economic Forum, and used as a mantra of advocacy for over 40 years. The truth of this statement has been taken for granted for decades. Yet ...

Wage theft has become a culturally accepted part of business

Many Australians are shocked by celebrity chef George Calombaris being caught for underpaying employees A$7.8 million. It didn't help, of course, that the television personality was also reported to be seeking a huge pay ...

Aussie businesses not ready to tackle modern slavery

New research from the University of South Australia finds that Australian businesses are ill-prepared for mandatory modern slavery reporting, with more than two-thirds of ASX 100 companies unable to produce a disclosure statement ...

Workers remain exploited in garment and cocoa industries

The UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015 and anti-slavery commitments by major firms are having little impact on working conditions in the supply chain, and could even push exploitation into even more unregulated markets, according ...

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