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14 October 2019

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

The need for transparency in the supply chain
A new Australian film, Buoyancy, which draws from the real-life experiences of some of the estimated 200,000 men and boys working in slave-like conditions in the Thai fishing industry, is playing an important role in raising awareness of the need for transparency in the supply chain.

The makers of the film, which is screening in cinemas around the country, have admitted that like most Australians they knew nothing about the slave trade in the fishing industry before they read the script for the film. Since making the film, they have joined calls for the Australian Government to implement a certification standard so consumers can be certain that imported seafood is slavery free. The film has recently been announced as Australia's entrant for ‘best international feature’ in next year's Oscars.

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