Sex Traffic in Mine Towns

Women Trafficked From One Town to Another

A Mt Isa police district inspector has commented on an increasing problem in inland mining towns in Queensland.  The Australian newspaper reports Inspector Paul Biggin as saying “women and girls who cannot speak English, or who have a very low level of English, and a very low level of education, are basically being trafficked for sex, from one mining town to the next.  They are working on a fly-in, fly-out basis, two weeks here, two weeks in the next town and so on; they are being advertised as available in the local newspapers, and they are coerced or threatened into doing it”.  For more information click here.

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