Slavery is the world’s second-biggest illicit market
In the past, slaves were shackled in metal chains.
Today, they are exploited in supply chains.
It might have been thought that slavery was a shameful but pretty much closed chapter of history.
Forced labour generates an estimated $US150 billion ($199b) in profits a year.
Two-thirds of this pernicious trade happens in our region, and across most forms of labour, particularly sex work, fishing, construction, hospitality and…