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Modern slavery laws put Kiwi companies under pressure to stamp out abuse

02 June 2016


Under the Modern Slavery Act, companies doing business in the UK are now required to publish an annual statement on slavery and human trafficking on their websites. Many Kiwi companies have a presence in the UK, and all of those with a turnover greater than £36 million (NZ$78 million) will be affected.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters:

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Characteristics of technology


Use this and other examples to identify and categorise knowledge and skills from technology and other disciplines that have informed decisions in technological development and manufacture. 4

Characteristics of technology


Use this and other examples to explain how people’s past experiences of technology (both in terms of the nature of practices undertaken and the initial development and ongoing manufacturing of outcomes) influences their perception of technology.  5
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways. 8


Related resource:
Sunday June 13 was World against Child labour Day. Michelle Pratt, the Chief executive and founder of the recently formed New Zealand organisation Child Labour Free, is interviewed. 


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Keywords: manufacturing, slavery, law, ethics, characteristics of technology

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