This Statement covers the 2021-22 Australian financial year (reporting period). Statements from entities are to be published before 31 December 2022.

Reporting is to the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force, Modern Slavery Business Engagement unit. Entities who fail to comply with the Act will be publicly named and may be required to undertake remedial activities to ensure future compliance.

The Australian Government expects entities to use a continuous improvement approach in implementing the requirements and to see demonstrable improvements in the quality of information and the understanding of modern slavery over time.