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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Use New Guide to Make Change

Speak Out is the message in the recently launched 2022 Baptist World Aid (BWA) Ethical Fashion Report. The report’s authors are demanding fashion brands ‘escalate action to address modern slavery, worker exploitation and unsustainable environmental practices throughout their supply chains’. The call to consumers to Speak Out comes after the report revealed: The report states that,…

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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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Call to Action November 2022

ACRATH supports the work of many like-minded organisations both in Australia and globally. Many produce resources that can be used in a variety of settings and some have campaigns underway. Our newsletter regularly includes this page, encouraging people to find out more and consider becoming involved in actions. Know what you are buying Global estimates…

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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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2022 Day of the Girl Child

In 2022 we celebrate the 10th Anniversay of the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for this day in 2022 is Our time is now – our rights, our future. Girls have the power for transformational change for gender equality, and technology is a crucial enabler they can use to achieve this change.…

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World Day for Decent Work

This year’s World Day for Decent Work, 7 October, is dedicated to the millions of workers around the world seeking wage justice. Economic inequality is a major driving force behind human trafficking and modern slavery. Workers unable to make a living wage are vulnerable to exploitation. To help reduce the risk of modern slavery, we…

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High Tea Supports Victim/Survivors

Members of ACRATH Victoria held a stunning High Tea recently to raise funds forvictim/survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. A big thank you to all members who organised, promoted and contributed goods for theevent and those who brought family members and friends. This was a shining example of how well members collaborate to host…

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ACRATH 2023 Calendar

ACRATH’s 2023 calendar will be available to order in late September. The calendar, which has become an important education tool for dozens of schools, parishes, workplaces and families, is produced by ACRATH QLD coordinator Sr Janine Bliss fmm, with support from ACRATH staff and volunteers. The 2023 calendar features stories and information on forced marriage,…

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Modern Slavery Act Review

The Australian Government has released an Issues Paper for public consultation as part of the statutory review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018. The review will help inform the government’s commitments to tackling modernslavery and humantrafficking at home and abroad. The review is considering the operation and compliance with the Act over its first three years…

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