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Suspect suppliers ousted under Australia's anti-trafficking law

Retailer Woolworths takes steps to rid supply chain of Xinjiang cotton

SYDNEY -- An anti-human trafficking law Australia put into force two years ago has helped prompt corporations to discontinue business with suppliers that have exploited workers, recent data shows.

The Modern Slavery Act requires businesses operating in the country with revenue of over 100 million Australian dollars ($73 million) to submit disclosures detailing the risks of human rights violations within their supply chains.

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