Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner Statutory appointment

June 7, 2024
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

On 28 May 2024, the Australian Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Amendment (Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023 to establish Australia’s inaugural federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner (Commissioner).

The Commissioner will be established as an independent statutory office holder with a range of functions to tackle modern slavery, including supporting and engaging with victims and survivors of modern slavery and promoting compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Commissioner will further strengthen Australia’s response to modern slavery by being a new independent pillar of Australia’s comprehensive response to modern slavery.

The Australian Government is seeking applications from outstanding leaders who possess appropriate qualifications, knowledge or experience in two or more of the following fields:

  • human rights issues relating to business practices
  • regulation
  • public policy relating to modern slavery or related forms of human exploitation, which may include experience engaging with victims of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Information for applicants:

Information about the position, including remuneration, eligibility and selection criteria, and details of how to apply, is available on the Attorney-General’s Department website Careers page –

Applications close at 11.59pm AEST on Sunday, 30 June 2024. Enquiries can be directed to [email protected].

For information about the legislation to establish the Commissioner, please visit the website of the Parliament of Australia.