Senate Recommends National Compensation Scheme

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Scheme for Victims of Human Trafficking and Slavery

A Senate Committee, comprising three Labor senators, two Coalition senators and one from the Greens, has recommended that Australia set up a National Compensation Scheme for victims of human trafficking.  Currently victims are able to seek compensation under state and territory schemes but there is great variety in how these schemes are administered and therefore in the outcomes. The news of a proposed national scheme is being well received by NGO’s working to support the rights of victims of human trafficking and slavery.

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