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Modern Slavery

What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Charles Sturt's commitment

Charles Sturt University has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the New South Wales and Commonwealth Modern Slavery Acts. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

This applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

Our Action Plan

In support of this, Charles Sturt University has produced the 2021 Modern Slavery Statement setting out the steps we have taken, and are planning to take, to ensure there is no slavery in our business and supply chains.