Alex Newton

Getting the new Australian Modern Slavery laws and other human rights issues on the board agenda with Alex Newton - Episode 24

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Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga talks with Alex Newton.


Helga and Alex talk discuss human rights and business and what directors need to know and what to ask.


Alex is a lawyer and specialist in business and human rights. She consults with corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations on a wide range of matters relating to responsible business, human rights, anti discrimination, Public Policy and Governance.


She's previously worked as director and executive in Australia's department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. And before that in the United Nations Secretary General's strategic planning unit in New York.


Think of this episode as a probono lesson on the new modern slavery laws and their implications for governance and your boards - Helga sure does!


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