Case Studies

Stop Trafficking!

By ACRATH | May 3, 2020

The focus of the May 2020 Stop Trafficking! newsletter is to raise awareness of the health consequences of trafficking and how health professionals are becoming…

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Human Cost of Modern Slavery

By ACRATH | April 7, 2020

With Easter nearly here we should remember the human cost of modern slavery. Particularly at this time of year when we all will be shopping…

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Modern Slavery in the Pacific

By ACRATH | March 12, 2020

A report on the reality of modern slavery in the Pacific was launched recently. The report, issued by Walk Free and the Minderoo Foundation, identifies…

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Campaign to Recoup Unpaid Wages

By ACRATH | March 5, 2020

ACRATH is seeking your support for 22 men from Vanuatu who were exploited in Australia in 2014 while working under the Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP),…

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Catholic schools lead push to eliminate slavery

By ACRATH | February 14, 2020

A Make your school slavery-free resource kit was launched in Melbourne yesterday (Thursday February 13) to help students, teachers and staff eliminate slavery from Catholic…

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Advocates for Change

By ACRATH | December 5, 2019

St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) has embarked on a groundbreaking training program to help key staff identify and support vulnerable people who present to its…

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Extent of Human Tragedy in South Australia

By ACRATH | November 28, 2019

Research from South Australia’s Flinders University has focussed on the 18 people documented to have been trafficked in South Australia between 2004 and 2019; the…

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ACRATH combats forced marriage in Australia

By ACRATH | July 8, 2019

Samin was 20 when she discovered her parents intended sending her out of Australia to marry in another country. She had been promised to a…

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Actions for July

By ACRATH | July 1, 2019

As we prepare to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons please consider a donation to ACRATH.  The following case study gives you an…

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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

By ACRATH | June 21, 2019

The National Nature of Human Trafficking: Strengthening Government Responses and Dispelling Misperceptions is the theme of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. The report was…

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Exit Trafficking Conviction

By ACRATH | May 1, 2024

In April 2024 a Victorian court found a man guilty of exit trafficking after he stranded his wife overseas. The man was in an arranged…

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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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