Australian Institute of Criminology Research

AIC Report

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a Research Report – Review of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19. The report outlines the activities of the Australian Government to address human trafficking and slavery during the years 2015-2019. The report documents the activities according to the four pillars of the National Action Plan:

Pillar 1: Prevention and deterrence
Pillar 2: Detection and investigation
Pillar 3: Prosecution and compliance
Pillar 4: Victim support and protection

The report was commissioned by the Department of Home Affairs to inform the development of the next National Action Plan on Human Trafficking and Slavery. While activities are documented, the purpose of the research was not to evaluate those activities. A wide range of activities were undertaken in an effort to achieve the goals of the national Action Plan. The report concludes with a very useful list of questions to guide the development the next National Action Plan.