Real risk to 'brand NZ’ – calls for modern slavery legislation grow

Real risk to 'brand NZ’ – calls for modern slavery legislation grow
Walk Free founder Grace Forrest and OCS, 1M and MidCity managing director Gareth Marriott. (Image: Supplied)
Murray Jones
Successive governments’ indecision on modern slavery legislation is a “real risk to brand New Zealand”, a global campaigner has warned.Grace Forrest, founding director of human rights group Walk Free, was in Auckland last week meeting business leaders, who are also calling for proposed legislation to be strengthened and enacted promptly. “There has been a coalition of the willing from all sides of politics. This is absolutely a bipartisan issue,” Forrest said in an interview with BusinessDesk after attending e...

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