Help Identify Risk of Forced Marriage

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) asked schools at the start of the year to learn the signs of forced marriage, in a bid to disrupt human trafficking in Australia. ACRATH and the AFP in collaboration with Catholic Education South Australia have responded and are offering schools the chance to learn more about the issue, and…

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Youth Must Not “Abandon” Injustices

Young justice advocates are looking at ways to influence their peers and join the global efforts to end modern slavery. The women, all part of ACRATH and Young Mercy Links South Australia, are running a webinar to mark the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Person on Tuesday 30 July 2024. The 45-minute webinar starts…

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Thanks, Peter, for a Job Well Done

Fr Peter O’Neill ssc led ACRATH’s work on forced labour/labour exploitation since January 2019 when he became ACRATH’s representative on the Australian Government’s Seasonal Workers Programme Advisory Committee. He became a member of ACRATH in 2017 when he returned to Australia after ministering in Taiwan for 26 years. Peter was recently elected as the new…

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Village Support for Seasonal Workers

Carla Chung believes it takes a village to welcome seasonal workers and she’s keen to hear from ‘village leaders’, particularly people active in Catholic parishes in key agriculture areas of Australia. “Isolation can lead to exploitation and that’s what we want to try and stop happening,” Carla said. Developing networks to support seasonal workers is…

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Forced Marriage Webinar for Educators

Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) and ACRATH invite school leaders, teachers, counsellors, and chaplains to join a webinar exploring the issue of FORCED MARRIAGE. Date:Time: 1st August via MS TeamsACST (South Australia & Northern Territory) 3.30 – 4.30 pm AEST (Queensland, NSW, Victoria Tasmania and ACT) 4 – 5 pm AWST (Western Australia) 2 –…

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ACRATH News – June 2024

Keep up to date with the latest ACRATH news. The June 2024 Newsletter is now available. The theme of this newsletter is Will you stand with the victim/survivors of modern slavery who need our help? Download a copy of the June newsletter to learn about how you can help. ACRATH is working tirelessly to bring…

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Revealing the Face of Modern Slavery

It is estimated there are now 41,000 men and women living in modern slavery in Australia every day, often in plain sight and 50 million people globally. These individuals are more than just staggering statistics; they are real people and at the heart of ACRATH’s work. Meet the faces behind these growing statistics: Lin, Rani,…

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Stand with Victim/Survivors

Will you stand with us and the victim/survivors of human trafficking who need our help? Donate today ACRATH is working tirelessly to bring an end to modern slavery and there has never been a more important time to double our efforts. With your support so much has been achieved and these gains, after years of…

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A Witness of ACRATH Advocacy

Nicky Friedman saw first-hand the long-term advocacy and commitment needed during some of ACRATH’s modern slavery legal battles. As Head of Pro Bono and Community Engagement with Allens, a leading international law firm, Nicky and her team have supported ACRATH for more than a decade. In July Nicky and her colleague, Emma Fitzgerald, will not…

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Anti-Slavery Commissioner a Reality

The Federal Government has established Australia’s first federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner after the Modern Slavery Amendment (Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023 was passed on May 28 2024.  The Commissioner’s role will include engaging with and supporting victims and survivors of modern slavery and supporting businesses to address risks of modern slavery practices in their operations and supply…

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Eliminating Modern Slavery

A delegation of women involved in anti-trafficking in Oceania, including ACRATH members in Australia, joined about 200 others at the recent Talitha Kum 2nd General Assembly in Rome to forge a five-year plan to combat modern slavery. Participants acknowledged ‘the world has changed dramatically in the past five years’. They discussed the impact of war…

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Join us at the 7th Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) National Conference as we delve into the contributions of seasonal and migrant workers in Australia, spotlighting their invaluable impact on our society beyond just their labour. This event will focus on how Australian faith communities and society at large can embrace and learn…

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