Fifth National Roundtable on People Trafficking

The Roundtable including the Attorney-General, Christine and Sr Margaret in the background

ACRATH Delegates at National Roundatable

ACRATH members, Christine Carolan and Margaret Ng, attended the fifth National Roundtable on People Trafficking.  Attorney General, Nicola Roxon, convenor of the Roundtable, announced that there will be a revision of Australia’s national action plan to combat trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices, such as forced marriage.  Consultation with stakeholders will take place in 2013 to develop a five year plan for implementation in 2014.

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, also spoke at the meeting and fielded questions.  Key representatives of Government, non-government organisations (NGOs), unions and industry also attended the National Roundtable.  The Roundtable was also a wonderful opportunity for the various stakeholders to network with each other.  More information about the National Roundtable can be found here.

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