Trafficked to Australia

It has been revealed that a global human trafficking ring has been operating in Australia. Recent medic reports indicate the syndicate has exploited a weakness in Australia’s immigration system. As a result women have been trafficked to Australia and experienced slave-like conditions. Corrupt migration agents running visa farms provide the women with documentation. Once in…

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AFP Figures Reveal New High

Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) latest figures show reports of human trafficking and modern slavery have increased to the highest ever-reported. In the 2021-22 financial year, the AFP received 294 reports of human trafficking and modern slavery , an increase from 224 in the previous financial year. Of the 294 reports of human trafficking or modern slavery made…

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NSW Anti-Slavery Commissioner

The NSW Government has appointed international lawyer and professor of global politics Dr James Cockayne as the first NSW Anti-Savery Commissioner. In making the announcement NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman said: “Dr Cockayne has spent years developing policies which can help communities to identify and respond to modern slavery,” Dr Cockayne will take up the…

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Action in July

The July page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar alerts us to the fact that products we use are tainted by slavery. If you use cosmetics or drive cars that have a sparkle in the paint job, the chances are that the sparkle came from the mineral, mica. Mining mica is dangerous for adults and can…

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National Compensation Scheme

ACRATH’s June conversation looked at the need for a National Compensation Scheme for Victim/Survivors of Modern Slavery with Professor Jennifer Burn, director of Anti-Slavery Australia. Modern slavery is a violation of human rights. In Australia it is a federal crime. During the conversation Jennifer commented that Australia needs a National Compensation Scheme “that is uniform,…

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Donate to ACRATH Today

ACRATH needs to raise $200,000 in the coming weeks until 30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – to sustain its many programs and to continue supporting victim/survivors of human trafficking into the future. This year ACRATH needs funds to advocate, educate, contribute to change and support the victims/survivors, and to continue building on…

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Global Expert Leads June Conversation

Professor Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia, will be the guest on the ACRATH Conversation on Wednesday June 29 at 11.30am. Professor Burn, a long-time collaborator with ACRATH, is recognised globally as an expert on human trafficking and she has played a pivotal role in Australia’s response to human trafficking, particularly the Modern Slavery Act in…

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Advocacy with New Government

ACRATH staff and volunteers are preparing for the virtual advocacy campaign with Federal Politicians and their staff to raise four key issues around human trafficking with new ministers and key advisers. ACRATH’s campaign leader Cindy Bohan said after an election there are many business matters new personnel have to address, rearrange and continue on with, and…

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Passion for Justice

Gemma Thomson immersed herself in the complexities and injustices of human trafficking and modern slavery in Australia and globally after the Presentation Sisters of WA asker her to be one of their Justice Contacts in 2018. “As the Justice Contact for the Presentation Sisters of Western Australia, I am conscious of the great gift I…

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Take Action in June

ACRATH is grateful to our many donors who make it possible for work against human trafficking and modern slavery to continue. Your support has enabled us to collaborate with others in bringing about systemic change such as visa reform and the passing of a Modern Slavery Act as well as providing companionship and support to…

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Advocacy Post Election

A team of ACRATH advocates will be taking issues relating to human trafficking to Canberra again this year. The ‘virtual’ advocacy trip will be happening in June, after the May 21 election, and two issues on the agenda will be the development of a national labour hire scheme and a national compensation scheme for survivors…

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John Follows Sisters’ Lead

John Willis says it was a ‘no brainer’ when asked why he donates to ACRATH as part of Give4Good (G4G), St Vincent’s Health Australia’s workplace giving program. John, who runs SVHA’s Inclusion Health Program, first heard about human trafficking many years ago. “I really became immersed in the topic when I was asked to take the…

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