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Most Australian entities will now be aware that the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Commonwealth Act) commenced on 1 January 2019.
However, you may not be aware that the NSW government has recently passed its own Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) (NSW Act), which will commence on 1 July 2019.
In the following article we have summarised the key points you should be aware of: obligations under the Commonwealth Act, we explain how the NSW Act has a wider range than the Commonwealth Act and finally what you should do to prepare for the NSW Act.
Recent events, including the Opal Tower, has elevated strata into the headlines, making the quality of construction of residential buildings a significant issue for the major parties.
Last month the NSW Government released its response to the Shergold Weir Building Confident Report, 3 days before the release of the final report into the Opal Tower on 22 February 2019.
Recently Domain reported that the NSW Labor Party has announced that if elected, they will create an office to oversee all strata issues, with a particular focus on defects in “newly” constructed buildings.
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