13th Ministerial Roundtable
On 1st December 2021 Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood, convened the 13th National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery. In his address to participants, which included members of Government Departments, civil society and key industry stakeholders, Assistant Minister Wood said he is “amazed by the tireless advocacy and commitment of all National Roundtable members to strengthen Australia’s response to modern slavery.” A copy of the Assistant Minister’s media release can be downloaded here.
Roundtable participants received copies of the following documents which can be found on the Home Affairs website:
- Implementing the Modern Slavery Act 2018: The Australian Government’s Annual Report 1 January 2020–31 December 2020
- The Australian Government’s second Commonwealth Modern Slavery Statement
- The tenth report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking and Slavery – Trafficking in Persons: the Australian Government Response 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2020
As a participant, ACRATH appreciates the robust conversation that takes place at the Roundtable. Agenda topics for the 13th Ministerial Roundtable included STPP (Support for Trafficked People Program) Additional Referral Pathways, Human Trafficking and Slavery Prosecutions, International Engagement, Exploring a National Compensation Scheme for Survivors of Modern Slavery and Implementation of the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 just to name a few.