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Microsoft, Apple Reveal Anti-Slavery Measures in Australia Law

  • Australian program forces companies to address labor issues
  • Critics say policy would be stronger with non-compliance fines
Carolyn Kitto
Carolyn KittoPhotographer: Lisa Maree Williams/Bloomberg

For years, Carolyn Kitto has trekked through the Himalayan foothills in northern India to assess the working conditions of pickers who gather tea leaves for global brands.

At times, that’s meant wading knee-deep in raw sewage to talk to workers in their make-shift cabins looking for signs of modern slavery -- forced or child labor, indentured staff or illegal fees paid to recruiters.