Case Studies

30th Anniversary of UN Slavery Fund

By ACRATH | May 16, 2023

For 30 years, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery has assisted hundreds of thousands of victims of slavery to access…

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Vulnerable Migrant Workers

By ACRATH | August 10, 2022

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…

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Debt Bondage Payouts

By ACRATH | September 17, 2021

For some time ACRATH has been concerned about migrant workers in the rubber glove industry in Malaysia. Along with St Vincent’s Health Australia and other…

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Slavery Exists in Australia

By ACRATH | August 30, 2021

The ABC recently ran an article on Modern Slavery in Australia, which featured Aranya’s story (name changed for privacy) of modern slavery for sexual exploitation…

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Supporting women and Girls

By ACRATH | August 3, 2021

In 2021 the theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (31st July) was Victim Voices Lead the Way. To mark this day the…

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Domestic Servitude Conviction

By ACRATH | July 21, 2021

A Melbourne husband and wife who held a woman in slavery in their home for eight years have been jailed. This is the first time…

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2021 TIP Report

By ACRATH | July 5, 2021

In releasing the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, siad: “This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong…

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Exposing Modern Slavery

By ACRATH | May 12, 2021

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…

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Carer Kept as Slave

By ACRATH | April 22, 2021

A Sydney couple have pleaded guilty to charges of forced labour and harbouring a person. In court it was revealed the couple paid for a…

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Victory for Migrant Workers

By ACRATH | October 8, 2020

Migrant workers in Top Glove rubber glove factories in Malaysia will be remediated with respect to recruitment fees previously paid by the migrant workers to…

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Vulnerable Migrant Workers

By ACRATH | August 10, 2022

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…

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Slavery Exists in Australia

By ACRATH | August 30, 2021

The ABC recently ran an article on Modern Slavery in Australia, which featured Aranya’s story (name changed for privacy) of modern slavery for sexual exploitation…

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Supporting women and Girls

By ACRATH | August 3, 2021

In 2021 the theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (31st July) was Victim Voices Lead the Way. To mark this day the…

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Domestic Servitude Conviction

By ACRATH | July 21, 2021

A Melbourne husband and wife who held a woman in slavery in their home for eight years have been jailed. This is the first time…

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Exposing Modern Slavery

By ACRATH | May 12, 2021

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…

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Carer Kept as Slave

By ACRATH | April 22, 2021

A Sydney couple have pleaded guilty to charges of forced labour and harbouring a person. In court it was revealed the couple paid for a…

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Temporary Migrants During Covid-19

By ACRATH | September 17, 2020

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic ACRATH has been concerned for migrant workers and international students and their vulnerability to exploitation. UTS Law’s A/Prof Laurie Berg and…

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Support for Workers in Queensland

By ACRATH | September 2, 2020

ACRATH’s Regional Coordinator in Queensland, Sr Janine Bliss fmm, has been spending a good bit of time in the Bundaberg area supporting seasonal workers in…

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Australian Institute of Criminology Research

By ACRATH | August 31, 2020

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a Research Report – Review of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19. The report…

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Slave Kept in Restaurant

By ACRATH | June 26, 2020

A former Wangaratta Restaurant owner has escaped a jail term despite being convicted of a slavery offence. The offence related to a woman employed by…

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