Migrant Worker Wage Theft

Thousands of migrant workers whose labour made the World Cup possible still have not been able to recover the wages they are owed. They are not the exception. In every country, migrant workers routinely face wage theft because of their unique vulnerability as migrants. Though every jurisdiction has judicial and/or administrative mechanisms to address wage claims,…

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Who’s Naughty or Nice

Santa’s not the only one with a list of who’s naughty and nice. Be Slavery Free and their team of experts have had a hard look at all the major chocolate companies across six key areas covering human rights and the environment, and they are sharing the list with us. ACRATH is a member of…

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2022 Cocoa Barometer

It is now 20years since chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel protocol, a voluntary agreement to end the worst forms of child labour in the cocoa industry. The 2022 Cocoa Barometer raises the question “why haven’t we solved these problems yet?” It seems that instead of this problem being solved additional problems are impacting the cocoa…

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Exploitation in the Hunter Region

An NBN News report has shone a light on the research undertaken by ACRATH and the University of Newcastle. The research, Vulnerable Migrant Workers in the Hunter Region concluded Wage Theft is a main issue for vulnerable migrant workers in the Hunter region. Wage theft is noted across service and care industries, including hospitality, technical…

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Naughty or Nice

Stand with the women who make our clothes and demand big brands pay a living wage. For a number of years, along with other NGOs, ACRATH hs been advocating for fashion companies to pay their workers a living wage. This year, brands were asked by Oxfam Australia to commit to conducting a wage gap analysis,…

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16 Days Campaign 2022

Stay tuned to ACRATH’s website and socials as we stand up for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, beginning in two days, on Friday, 25th November. This annual international campaign kicks off on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day. Individuals…

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Stop Trafficking November 2022

The November issue of Stop Trafficking! concentrates on human trafficking and trauma bonding. Trauma bonding is when a trafficker uses rewards and punishments within cylces of abuse to foster a powerful emotional connection with the victim. Articles in the November issue include: Download the November issue of Stop Trafficking! here.

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ACRATH Congratulates Journalists

ACRATH has wrtten to the editor of The Age affirming the journalists who have highlighted the existence of a human trafficking ring in Australia. The Letters EditorThe Age Dear Madam/ Sir Re: Nick McKenzie and co articles on human trafficking ACRATH congratulates Nick McKenzie and his fellow journalists on their recent significant reporting of the…

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Judy Tells Companionship Story

Judy Lamb, a volunteer with ACRATH in Victoria, is the perfect person to explore and document the impact of ACRATH’s Companionship Program on the organisation’s advocacy work. She has spent almost a decade as a volunteer companion to a family supported by the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project and 15 years ago she helped the Daughters…

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Use New Guide to Make Change

Speak Out is the message in the recently launched 2022 Baptist World Aid (BWA) Ethical Fashion Report. The report’s authors are demanding fashion brands ‘escalate action to address modern slavery, worker exploitation and unsustainable environmental practices throughout their supply chains’. The call to consumers to Speak Out comes after the report revealed: The report states that,…

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ACRATH’s Dogged Advocacy Pays Off

Many years ago ACRATH, alongside other NGOs, began advocating for a Modern Slavery Act in Australia and an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to oversee that Act. The Act was passed in 2018 and the appointment of a Commissioner is now a step closer. ACRATH’s dogged advocacy is paying off. On Budget night in October ACRATH was…

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ACRATH Appeals for Support

ACRATH is appealing to members and supporters to donate money to the organisation as a Christmas gift this year. Without a major funding boost some of ACRATH’s critical programs, will need to be wound up at the end of 2023. Australians are expected to spend about $24 billion on Christmas this year. ACRATH is hoping…

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