Organ Trafficking in Australia


Australia’s First Reported Case of Suspected Organ Trafficking

The Australian media recently reported the Australian Federal Police were investigating an alleged case of organ trafficking.  Trafficking for the purpose of harvesting organs is an international problem but this is the first case to be reported in Australia.

The Minister for Justice, Brendan O’Connor, said ”Irrespective of the type of exploitation, human trafficking follows the same premise: that people are trafficked to supply a demand – be it sex, labour or human body parts.”

Media reports:

Sydney Morning Herald

ABC News

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