We don’t want seafood contaminated by forced labour and slavery!
Dear Minister, we have been alarmed by reports that have identified slavery and forced labour in the Seafood production and processing in Thailand and SE Asia.
I note Australian law makes it illegal for any Australian company to engage in any financial transaction involving a slave, regardless of where it occurs in the world. I urge your government to work with companies and civil society groups to take all reasonable steps to ensure the goods have their complete supply chain free of slavery and human trafficking.
We call on you to introduce legislation requiring businesses to publically disclose the actions they are taking to insure their goods are free from slavery, human trafficking and forced labour.
We want to be sure the seafood and fish we eat next Christmas does not involve forced labour and slavery.
We commend the work of Coles, Woolworths and Aldi in checking their supply chains back to factory processing.