Advocacy Visit to the Australian Parliament

Canberra - AGD March 2013

ACRATH Raises Concerns with Members of Parliament

From 19-22nd March four ACRATH members took their concerns regarding the rights of those who have been trafficked into Australia to members of the Australian Parliament and departmental officers.

During this time they were also able to attend a public hearing on the Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking Inquiry conducted by the Human Rights Subcommittee of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade during which the Australian Federal Police gave evidence.

It was good to find that the work of ACRATH was once again respected and affirmed. This affirmation was across parties and indicates the work of fighting human trafficking has bipartisan support.

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