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Consultation on Modern Slavery and Worker Exploitation

NZTech wishes to thank the Ministry for the opportunity to submit our views on its discussion document.

We support the Government’s efforts to minimise slavery in supply chains and its acknowledgement of the role private sector companies play in this. We agree that a robust legislative framework will be a vital component of the Government’s strategy to minimise worker exploitation.

We believe that the complexities of the issues involved, and the differing demands compliance with legislation would place on businesses depending on their size, demands careful consideration of the legislation’s implementation, and the penalties associated with non-compliance – particularly for small businesses.

NZTech is willing to provide any further assistance that Ministry may need, and answer any questions it may have on this submission.