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This proclamation fixes 1 January 2019 as the day on which sections 3 to 10 and Parts 2 to 4 of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 commence.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 14 Dec 2018
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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Modern Slavery Commencement Proclamation 2018

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under item 2 of the table in subsection 2(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2018, fix 1 January 2019 as the day on which sections 3 to 10 and Parts 2 to 4 of that Act commence.

Signed and Sealed with the

Great Seal of Australia on

 13 December 2018

Peter Cosgrove


By His Excellency’s Command

Linda Reynolds

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs