Advocacy Visit to Parliament
A group of 10 ACRATH members are preparing to make their annual advocacy visit to Parliament House in Canberra. The visit will take place during the week beginning 4th September. These visits provide an opportunity for ACRATH to raise issues on human trafficking and slavery with members of Parliament and to advocate for systemic change.
There are 4 main issues that will be raised during this advocacy visit:
- Australia needs a National Compensation Scheme for Victim/Survivors of Modern Slavery
- Australia needs a National Labour Hire Licensing Scheme
- ACRATH is delighted by the 2023 Budget announcement of a pilot scheme for an additional pathway onto the Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP)
- Australia needs an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Action on the above issues will help to prevent exploitation of people in Australia and enable victim/survivors to access their human righs.
For more information on the above advocacy issues download a copy of ACRATH’s advocacy sheet here.