Australia examines modern slavery laws amid concerns over products linked to Uyghur abuse

Australia examines modern slavery laws amid concerns over products linked to Uyghur abuse

The Guardian

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Australia accused of being slow to respond to human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region because of fears of trade sanctions

The Australian government has left the door open to toughening up the nation’s laws against modern slavery amid concerns about human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region.

Officials also revealed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the government was in regular discussions “with all China-facing businesses” and had used those conversations to highlight the risks of forced labour in supply chains from Xinjiang.

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