Human Trafficking, Slavery and Slavery-like Practices Inquiry
Law Enforcement Committee Releases Report
In December 2015, the Parliament of Australia Joint Committee on Law Enforcement initiated an inquiry into human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices. Having received submission and conducted public hearings in Sydney Melbourne and Canberra the Committee has released a report on their finding. The report contains 20 recommendations. ACRATH wrote a submission for this inquiry and also took part in a public hearing in Melbourne. ACRATH was therefore delighted to see the Law Enforcement Committee recommending such things as a National Compensation scheme for victims of trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offences to be funded by proceeds of crime, the de-linking of access to the Support for Trafficked People Program from compliance with criminal investigations, Commonwealth Government facilitation and expedition of family reunification for victims of trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offences and the appointment of an Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Commissioner. The full report can be accessed here.