It is estimated that there are 15,000 people enduring modern slavery in Australia. This estimate is up from 4,300 as previously thought. That is for every 10,000 Australian’s, 6 of us are being held in modern slavery.Read more
Today the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 passed the NSW Parliament, led by the Hon. Paul Green MLC, Member for the Christian Democratic Party.Read more
Join us as the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 passes the NSW Parliament.Read more
On Wednesday 6 June the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW, introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to the Legislative Assembly.Read more
Over the last 7 years, the Christian Democratic Party, has worked consistently with the Government at moving forward state reform. Reform that has preserved the states triple-A credit rating and super-charged the state budget from a $5 billion deficit to a surplus of over $4 billion.Read more
Today the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 passed the NSW Legislative Council.Read more
On Thursday 2 March, 2018 the first Modern Slavery Bill in Australia will be debated in the NSW Legislative Council.Read more
Even to this day, the scourge of slavery exists and is propping up our economy. Find out how you can help put an end to this evil practice.Read more
On Thursday 8th March, Hon. Paul Green MLC introduced a Modern Slavery Bill, the first of its kind in Australia.
The Bill passed the NSW Legislative Council on Thursday 3rd May.
The Bill was introduced to the NSW Legislative Assembly by the Premier of New South Wales, Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP on Wednesday 6th June and it passed the House with amendments.
The Bill with amendments, returned to the Legislative Council on Thursday 21st June, and completed its final hurdle passing the Parliament of NSW.
New South Wales now leads the nation in tackling the crimes of human trafficking and modern slavery.
The final bill that passed the Parliament is available below:
I would like to acknowledge and thank the many stakeholder organisations and individuals that have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of this abhorrent crime.
For those who signed and collected the petition signatures, congratulations on your outstanding efforts. Over 6500 signatures were tabled in the Legislative Council in support of the Bill.
Today your advocacy has borne fruit.
MODERN SLAVERY BILL 2018
Bill introduced, and read a first time and ordered to be printed on motion by the Hon. Paul Green.
Second Reading Speech
The Hon. PAUL GREEN ( 10:45 ): I move:
That this bill be now read a second time.
Before I start, I acknowledge Our Lord Jesus Christ and how good he has been to me. I acknowledge also my wife, Michelle, and my son Ben, who are here today. I acknowledge my mentor and colleague Reverend the Hon. Fred Nile and, finally, all members of the Christian Democratic Party and the people across New South Wales who have made it possible for me to be here today to introduce this very important bill.Read more