Extra support for Victims of Human Trafficking
$1.2million Extra Given to Support Victims
In a recent joint media release the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management and the Hon. Julie Collins MP Minister for the Status of Women announced that an extra $1.2million will be made available to help victims of human trafficking, under the Australian Government’s Support for Trafficked People program. This programme is administered by the Australian Red Cross. It provides helps with accommodation, counselling, legal and migration advice, and skills training, including English-language classes and vocational guidance. The program has helped 191 men and women across Australia since its inception in 2004. “Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said while the incidence of human trafficking is low in Australia compared to other countries, we cannot afford to be complacent.”
A copy of the media statement can be found here.