Report of Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking
Australian Government Response to Trafficking in Persons
The seventh report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking and Slavery was tabled in Federal Parliament recently. This report provides an outline of the work of Australian Government agencies during the 2014-2015 period. In the executive summary it states:
“The Australian Federal Police received 119 new referrals relating to human trafficking and slavery matters in 2014–15, taking the total to 588 since 2004. Of these 119 referrals, 93 were accepted for further investigation. Twenty-nine per cent of these referrals related to sexual exploitation, 28 per cent related to other forms of labour exploitation, 28 per cent to forced marriage, and the remainder related to other types of exploitation. As at 30 June 2015, two Commonwealth human trafficking and slavery-related matters were before the courts, involving four defendants.”
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