Australia considers new 'slavery' law

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Berita pertama tentang rencana menyiapkan RUU 'perbudakan' di Australia dan laporan kedua tentang pembatalan penawaran saham perdana oleh perusahaan perhiasan Graff Diamonds di Hong Kong.

Australia considers new 'slavery' law

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Image caption The legislation would broaden the legal definition of slavery.

The Australian parliament is considering a new law to ban forced marriage and forced labour, amid growing concern about the number of people being trafficked and exploited.

The legislation would broaden the legal definition of slavery to include people who've been coerced into marriage, and anyone found to have forced others to marry could be jailed for up to seven years.

Sentences for forced labour would be up to twelve years, as the authorities try to tackle a rise in the number of foreigners exploited in manufacturing, agriculture and domestic work.

Australia pertimbangan UU baru 'perbudakan'

Parlemen Australia mempertimbangkan undang-undang baru untuk melarang pernikahan dan kerja paksa, di tengah meningkatnya kekhawatiran tentang jumlah orang yang diselundupkan dan dieksploitasi.

Rancangan undang-undang tersebut akan menambah definisi tentang perbudakan yang mencakup siapa pun yang memaksa seseorang menikahi orang lain bisa dijatuhi hukuman penjara maksimal tujuh tahun.

Hukuman untuk kerja paksa adalah penjara hingga 12 tahun, karena pemerintah mencoba mengatasi meningkatnya kasus orang asing dieksploitasi di sektor manufaktur, pertanian, dan di rumah tangga.

Graff Diamonds pulls Hong Kong IPO

The luxury jeweller, Graff Diamonds, has cancelled a plan to float the company on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Graff blamed adverse market conditions.

It's the third time this week that a major stock market flotation has been abandoned in Hong Kong.

Graff was hoping to boost its capital and improve its access to the Chinese market.

But China has seen a big slowdown in spending on luxury goods, and investors are also fretting about the crisis in the eurozone.

Graff Diamonds batalkan penjualan saham di Hong Kong

Perusahaan perhiasan mewah, Graff Diamonds, membatalkan rencana menjual saham di bursa efek Hong Kong.

Graff menuding kondisi pasar yang tidak menentu sebagai penyebab pembatalan.

Ini untuk ketiga kalinya dalam sepekan ini penjualan saham perusahaan besar dibatalkan di Hong Kong.

Graff tadinya berharap bisa menambah modal dan mendapatkan akses yang lebih besar ke pasar Cina.

Namun belanja barang-barang mewah di Cina mengalami penurunan tajam dan para investor juga khawatir dengan krisis di zona euro.

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