Human Trafficking In Australia

Human Trafficking:  Australia’s Response

A research paper recently issued by the Queensland Parliamentary Library examined the data available on Human Trafficking in Australia and the legislation currently in place to combat this evil of modern day slavery. The paper was presented by Nicolee Dixon, Senior Legal Research Officer at Queensland Parliamentary Library.  In addition to outlining the international conventions and protocols on human trafficking to which Australia is party it outlines the measures that have been implemented in Australia to deal with this crime.

The paper comments that due to the” international context of  the human trafficking issue and constitutional limitations, most legislative measures, policies, and other anti-trafficking responses have been at the Commonwealth Government level.”  However it goes on to reflect on the role of State governments and state and territory law enforcement agencies in supporting the Commonwealth in its effort to combat human trafficking.

A copy of the research paper is available on the Queensland Parliament website.

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1 Comment
    • Marjorie (this is my full name)
    • On: August 22, 2011

    It is shocking that this is happening. What the Good Shepherd Sisters are doing is wonderful, and at least ensures that some poor families are cared for in their own countries so they are not so vulnerable. I have purchased clothes at their Brisbane shop, as I’m suspicious of some “Made in Australia” labels. We need to at least talk about this as much as we talk about the environment and what we can do about it. I know there are other cases of trafficking that are completely unjust and abhorrent, with innocent-looking coverups such as Nail boutiques.
    Blessings on your wonderful work.

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