Modern slavery

We are seeking information from Queensland Government agencies, subject to the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP), to identify existing and future actions to develop an appropriate policy response to eliminate modern slavery from government supply chains.

Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. Types of modern slavery include human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and the worst forms of child labour.

The Australian Government's Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) requires entities that conduct business in Australia to report annual Modern Slavery Statements to be published in an online register. Each of the following are reporting entities required to meet the reporting requirements of the Act:

  • Australian or foreign entities (i.e. a company, trust, partnership) with a consolidated revenue of at least $100 million over its 12 month reporting period (e.g. financial year or other annual accounting period)
  • the Commonwealth (i.e. Australian Government entities)
  • corporate Commonwealth entities or companies.

This includes businesses based in Queensland, and may include some government owned corporations and some statutory bodies that meet the reporting requirements.

Queensland Government procurement framework

Through the QPP, we require agencies to use best endeavours to do business with ethically, environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. This is supported by a range of initiatives including the Ethical Supplier Mandate and Ethical Supplier Threshold, Best Practice Principles and Supplier Code of Conduct.

The Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that their supply chains are not engaged in, or complicit with, human rights abuses, such as forced or child labour.

Why complete this survey?

Currently, the QPP and related guidance does not specifically refer to modern slavery. The Queensland Government Supplier Code of Conduct refers to aspects of modern slavery including forced labour and child labour.

Your input will help shape a co-designed response to ultimately eliminate modern slavery from Queensland Government supply chains and proactively embed modern slavery in the Queensland Government procurement framework.

Who should complete this survey?

This survey is for Queensland Government agency procurement professionals, including contract managers and decision makers.

This is a closed survey, however, you can forward the survey to relevant procurement professionals or procurement decision makers within your agency. You should not share the survey outside of your agency or to suppliers.

Read more about modern slavery and the Act on the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs website.

We are seeking information from Queensland Government agencies, subject to the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP), to identify existing and future actions to develop an appropriate policy response to eliminate modern slavery from government supply chains.

Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. Types of modern slavery include human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and the worst forms of child labour.

The Australian Government's Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) requires entities that conduct business in Australia to report annual Modern Slavery Statements to be published in an online register. Each of the following are reporting entities required to meet the reporting requirements of the Act:

  • Australian or foreign entities (i.e. a company, trust, partnership) with a consolidated revenue of at least $100 million over its 12 month reporting period (e.g. financial year or other annual accounting period)
  • the Commonwealth (i.e. Australian Government entities)
  • corporate Commonwealth entities or companies.

This includes businesses based in Queensland, and may include some government owned corporations and some statutory bodies that meet the reporting requirements.

Queensland Government procurement framework

Through the QPP, we require agencies to use best endeavours to do business with ethically, environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. This is supported by a range of initiatives including the Ethical Supplier Mandate and Ethical Supplier Threshold, Best Practice Principles and Supplier Code of Conduct.

The Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that their supply chains are not engaged in, or complicit with, human rights abuses, such as forced or child labour.

Why complete this survey?

Currently, the QPP and related guidance does not specifically refer to modern slavery. The Queensland Government Supplier Code of Conduct refers to aspects of modern slavery including forced labour and child labour.

Your input will help shape a co-designed response to ultimately eliminate modern slavery from Queensland Government supply chains and proactively embed modern slavery in the Queensland Government procurement framework.

Who should complete this survey?

This survey is for Queensland Government agency procurement professionals, including contract managers and decision makers.

This is a closed survey, however, you can forward the survey to relevant procurement professionals or procurement decision makers within your agency. You should not share the survey outside of your agency or to suppliers.

Read more about modern slavery and the Act on the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs website.