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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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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The Power of Story

ACRATH wants to find out more about the day-to-day experiences and challenges of seasonal workers who come to Australia, in a bid to inform policy makers and to assist in the development of orientation resources. Importantly, the stories could help others avoid exploitation as they settle into their working life in Australia. Each year thousands…

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Vulnerable Migrant Workers

Exploitation of vulnerable workers is a major problem in Australia. Migrant communities are at heightened risk of exploitation given the range of economic and linguistic vulnerabilities they might face. This research project came about because when ACRATH Members were making investigations as to what was happening re Vulnerable Workers in the Hunter Region and whether any…

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Stop Trafficking February 2022

Sport has become yet another way in which human beings are trafficked. Aspiring athletes can be lured to pseudo-sports camps in far away countries, to forced labour in the construction of sports stadiums or as under aged girls forced into prostitution in hotel near major sporting events. The February 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! shines…

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ACRATH Takes Action

ACRATH TAKES ACTION is a 12 minute film clip celebrating the work being done by Team ACRATH during the pandemic. The clip speaks of the challenges to victim/survivors of human trafficking who were in Australia but not covered by the Australian government safety nets. ACRATH staff and some of our mighty volunteer force describe aspects…

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No Quick Fix for Slavery

Dr Mark Copland was appalled when a group of Mercy sisters told him about the exploitation of seasonal workers in regional Queensland. That conversation 15 years ago was something of a revelation for Mark and the beginning of a long battle against modern day slavery. After learning about the forced labour of workers in agricultural…

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Ethical Fashion Brands

What is your favourite fashion brand? Are you aware of the human rights and sustainability policies and performance of this brand. You can answer these questions and more in the latest version of the Baptist World Aid 2021 Ethical Fashion Guide which is now live. In this guide you will find the results obtained after…

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Conversation with ACRATH

ACRATH launched its Conversation Series in June 2021. In the first conversation ACRATH members Liz Payne and Therese Power shared on their experience of companioning women and men who have experienced trafficking and exploitation. Participants found the conversation very enlightening giving them an insight into the resilience of these women and men as they endeavour…

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Human Trafficking and Terrorism

A recently released document published by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) examines the link between Human Trafficking and Terrorism. The paper, Trafficking in Human Beings and Terrorism: Where and how they intersect, provides a comparative study of the two crimes based on a series of illustrative examples collected from throughout the…

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Exposing Modern Slavery

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the 2021 ACRATH National Conference was held as an online event over three weeks. The theme for the final session of the Conference was Exposing Modern Slavery – the Lived Experience. Flinders University PhD student, Alexandra Baxter, shared her PhD research; ‘Slavery and slavery-like practices in South Australia’ and surprised us…

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Time to Speak Up

Umes Acharya, ACRATH member and researcher is urging people to treat the exploitation of international students as Modern Slavery and work for change. He painted a harrowing picture of the lives of some international students working in Australia, during his presentation at ACRATH’s 2021 conference. Alexandra Baxter, PhD candidate, Flinders University and ACRATH member was…

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