Fourth National Roundtable on People Trafficking

Draft Legislation Announced at National Roundtable

At the National NGO Roundtable on People Trafficking held in Canberra on Wednesday 23rd November the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, reported on Australia’s efforts to fight the crime of people trafficking and affirmed the work of NGOs in this area. Also present at the Roundtable was the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Person, Ms Joy Ngozi Ezeilo.  Mr O’Connor announced that forced marriage and slavery-like practices will become a crime under draft legislation to combat people trafficking and slavery, released as part of today’s Fourth National Roundtable on People Trafficking. The draft legislation can be found on the Attorney-General’s Department website.

To access Minister O’Connor’s speech to the National Roundtable on People Trafficking click here.

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