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Illawarra Shoalhaven

Modern Slavery Assessment

The Modern Slavery Amendment Act 2021 NSW Modern Slavery Amendment Act 2021 commenced on 1 January 2022 and as a result the NSW Local Government Act 1993 has been amended. 

From 1 July 2022 all NSW councils will be required to:  

  • take reasonable steps to ensure that the goods and services they procure are not the product of modern slavery, and 
  • include a statement in their annual report of steps taken during the year to address the requirements of the Modern Slavery Amendment Act.  

The ISJO, in partnership with Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven Councils, has coordinated a modern slavery risk assessment of all suppliers to our organisations.  This assessment will identify those suppliers that present a low, moderate or high compliance risk and will enable ISJO and the Councils to have confidence that our procurement practices accord with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Amendment Act and the Local Government Act.

The ISJO emailed companies identified by our member Councils as being suppliers of goods and services to them.

This email provided background information and links enabling access to information required as part of the risk assessment process.

If your company received this email and you completed the questionnaire thank you for your contribution to the assessment process.  

Please note that the assessment process is required to be undertaken by our Member Councils and the ISJO. The information will be provided to the relevant councils in due course.