We need to abolish slavery – again. Here's what Australia can do | Lisa Singh

There is every chance that some of the things you bought today were produced by a forced labourer. As a society, we have to take action to end this

  • Lisa Singh is a Labor senator for Tasmania

If I was to ask someone whether they were aware that the food they’d bought and the clothes they wore had slavery in their making they would probably answer, “No, no way.”

Most people in Australia have no idea whether or not they are contributing to slavery. That’s because most of us believe slavery ended one hundred or more years ago.

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