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MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2018 - SECT 9

General functions of Commissioner

9 General functions of Commissioner

(1) The functions of the Commissioner are as follows:
(a) to advocate for and promote action to combat modern slavery,
(b) to identify and provide assistance and support for victims of modern slavery,
(c) to make recommendations and provide information, advice, education and training about action to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute offences involving modern slavery,
(d) to co-operate with or work jointly with government and non-government agencies and other bodies and persons to combat modern slavery and provide assistance and support to victims of modern slavery,
(e) to monitor reporting concerning risks of modern slavery occurring in supply chains of government agencies and commercial organisations,
(f) to monitor the effectiveness of legislation and governmental policies and action in combating modern slavery,
(g) to raise community awareness of modern slavery,
(h) to exercise such other functions as are conferred or imposed on the Commissioner by or under this or any other Act.
(2) In exercising the Commissioner's functions, the Commissioner must encourage good practice in:
(a) the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of modern slavery, and
(b) the identification of victims of modern slavery.
(3) Unless the contrary intention appears, the Commissioner's functions may be exercised with respect to any government or non-government agency, person, matter or thing (whether or not they are in or of, or for, the State), so long as the function is exercised in relation to a matter to which this section relates.



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