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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Seasonal Worker Picnic

ACRATH has long been concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers and the risk of them being exploited. In partnership with ACMRO (Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office) ACRATH has been involved in a project aimed at providing support for migrant workers. The following good news story was printed in the July ACMRO…

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Supporting Seasonal Workers

Congratulations to Fr Peter O’Neill following his appointment as ACRATH’s representative on the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) Advisory Group. While the position involves meetings and reviewing documents from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), Peter will continue his work on the ground, meeting seasonal workers and finding out what issues concern them. “I…

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ACRATH Newsletter

Want to find out more about the work of ACRATH? Download the latest edition of ACRATH News here. Articles in this edition include: Where to take stories of slavery then and now? ACRATH ‘handpicked’ to join workplace giving program Time to speak up for exploited workers Peter goes to work for seasonal workers Slavery-free tea…

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ACRATH Member Visits Seasonal Workers

ACRATH Member, Fr Peter O’Neill ssc, has been working tirelessly to ensure Seasonal Workers in Australia are aware of their rights. Part of his work has involved advocating on behalf of 22 men from Vanuatu who were exploited while working on Australia farms some years ago. He recently wrote and article that was published in…

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