Exploitation in the Hunter Region

An NBN News report has shone a light on the research undertaken by ACRATH and the University of Newcastle. The research, Vulnerable Migrant Workers in the Hunter Region concluded Wage Theft is a main issue for vulnerable migrant workers in the Hunter region. Wage theft is noted across service and care industries, including hospitality, technical…

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Modern Slavery Act Review

ACRATH and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the federal government review into the operation and compliance of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The submission acknowledged the existence of the Modern Slavery Act as a positive thing and alsoaffirmed the existence of a publicly available and an easy-to-access register…

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Naughty or Nice

Stand with the women who make our clothes and demand big brands pay a living wage. For a number of years, along with other NGOs, ACRATH hs been advocating for fashion companies to pay their workers a living wage. This year, brands were asked by Oxfam Australia to commit to conducting a wage gap analysis,…

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16 Days Campaign 2022

Stay tuned to ACRATH’s website and socials as we stand up for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, beginning in two days, on Friday, 25th November. This annual international campaign kicks off on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day. Individuals…

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ACRATH Congratulates Journalists

ACRATH has wrtten to the editor of The Age affirming the journalists who have highlighted the existence of a human trafficking ring in Australia. The Letters EditorThe Age Dear Madam/ Sir Re: Nick McKenzie and co articles on human trafficking ACRATH congratulates Nick McKenzie and his fellow journalists on their recent significant reporting of the…

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Judy Tells Companionship Story

Judy Lamb, a volunteer with ACRATH in Victoria, is the perfect person to explore and document the impact of ACRATH’s Companionship Program on the organisation’s advocacy work. She has spent almost a decade as a volunteer companion to a family supported by the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project and 15 years ago she helped the Daughters…

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ACRATH’s Dogged Advocacy Pays Off

Many years ago ACRATH, alongside other NGOs, began advocating for a Modern Slavery Act in Australia and an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to oversee that Act. The Act was passed in 2018 and the appointment of a Commissioner is now a step closer. ACRATH’s dogged advocacy is paying off. On Budget night in October ACRATH was…

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ACRATH Appeals for Support

ACRATH is appealing to members and supporters to donate money to the organisation as a Christmas gift this year. Without a major funding boost some of ACRATH’s critical programs, will need to be wound up at the end of 2023. Australians are expected to spend about $24 billion on Christmas this year. ACRATH is hoping…

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Join our National Conference/Gathering

ACRATH would like to invite you, our members and supporters, to join our national conference/ online gathering on Wednesday 3rd May 2023. The conference will be an online event and you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. A detailed program of speakers, times and zoom links will be published in our…

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Call for National Compensation Scheme

ACRATH invites you to join the Anti-Slavery Australia call to establish a national compensation scheme for survivors of modern slavery. Anti-Slavery Australia calls on the Australian Government to introduce a national compensation scheme to properly remedy the effects of modern slavery in Australia and assist victim-survivors to move forward and rebuild their lives. These reforms…

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Tackling Modern Slavery

ACRATH applauds Mark Dreyfus, Attorney General, on the budget announcement and the delivery of the election commitment below: Tackling Modern Slavery: – The Government will establish a new unit within the Attorney-General’s Department to scope options to establish an Anti-Slavery Commissioner to work with business, civil society and state and territory governments to support compliance…

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ACRATH Advocacy Issues

A National Compensation Scheme? Funding for NGOs working to achieve the National Action Plan? Additional pathways onto the Support for Trafficked People Program? These are issues ACRATH advocates, Cindy Bohan and Christine Carolan, raised in a great meeting with Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus on Thursday 13th September. AG Mark gave us a respect-filled hearing. We are now looking…

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