People trafficking goes unrecognised in Australia (Audio)


ABC Radio
Simon Lauder
October 18, 2010

MARK COLVIN: Never mind people smuggling, the Australian Institute of Criminology says Australians are largely unaware of another problem which is just as sinister – people trafficking.

The institute has presented research on the problem to the International Serious and Organised Crime Conference in Melbourne. An anti people-trafficking group says the number of people brought to work in Australia against their will each year is probably in the hundreds and there are growing reports that the construction and agriculture industries are involved.

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