Improved Support for Victims of Human Trafficking
New Training Packages
In a recent media statement issued jointly by the Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for the Status of Women, and the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, it was announced that $126,960 will go to the Australian Red Cross to develop and deliver professional training to at least 500 community service workers. Based on the real life experiences of trafficked people Ms Ellis said the training packages will train community workers to identify potential victims of trafficking, better understand their needs and provide the best possible support to help them to recover and look forward to a better life. Mr O’Connor also indicated that the government was looking at introducing new charges to better target slavery, forced marriage and exploitative labour practice
The full media release statement may be read here.