Human Trafficking

ABC Online: Sunday Nights, First Hour
Producer: Noel Debien, Dan Driscoll
April 6, 2008

Exactly a year ago on Sunday Night our guest was American Award-winning journalist David Batstone, and author of “Not for Sale: the return of the Global Slave Trade”.

Batstone who is also professor of Ethics at the University of San Francisco and the founder and president of Right Reality, an international social venture firm, was keen to encourage Australians to take up the cudgels in this most recent round of a very ancient trade, the ‘Traffic in Souls.’

It’s not just prostitution. Some of you may have heard the concern expressed by Tim Costello this week over the horrors of the Chocolate plantations of West Africa were forced and indentured child labour is still common place, and the big companies who buy the stuff for our consumption, don’t seem to care.

Tonight a year on, David Batstone is back in Australia joined by Sister Pauline Coll of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, and Jennifer Burn, Director of the University of Technology Sydney Anti-slavery project. read more..

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