Case Studies

Slavery in Supply Chains

By ACRATH | October 13, 2016

Do You Know Where Your Clothes Come From? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvVlFJvHB-k Walk Free has produced this video clip to inform consumers about the power they have to…

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Stop Trafficking!

By ACRATH | July 17, 2016

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 14 No 7 The latest issue of Stop Trafficking highlights the topics covered in the 2016 Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Report.…

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Human Trafficking is Not to be Tolerated

By ACRATH | June 30, 2016

2016 Trafficking in Person Report In launching the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report US Secretary of State John Kerry made the following remarks: “When we talk…

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Voices of Women – I Don’t

By ACRATH | June 9, 2016

Forced Marriage in Australia Despite being illegal, forced marriage is practiced in Australia. As a community we are starting to understand both the nature and…

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Child Trafficking After Earthquake

By ACRATH | June 2, 2016

Child Traffickers Target Vulnerable Children When a 7.6 quake caused huge loss of life and devastation of homes child traffickers took advantage of children who…

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Second Child Trafficking Conviction in Australia

By ACRATH | May 30, 2016

Father Abuses Twin Girls A Victorian man has been convicted of thirty seven charges including two counts of child trafficking and twenty of incest. He paid an…

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Stop Trafficking!

By ACRATH | May 24, 2016

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 14 No 5 The May 2016 issue of Stop Trafficking is now available. It highlights aspects of labour trafficking and methods…

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Report of Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking

By ACRATH | October 30, 2015

Australian Government Response to Trafficking in Persons The seventh report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking and Slavery was tabled in Federal Parliament recently.…

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Exploiting Vulnerable Workers

By ACRATH | September 3, 2015

Migrant Workers Exploited A Four Corners Repot has revealed that migrant workers in 7-Eleven stores around the country are being paid minimal wage and working…

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Trafficking in Person Heroes

By ACRATH | July 28, 2015

At the ceremony to launch the Trafficking in Person s Report 2015 Secretary of State, John Kerry, name eights Trafficking in Persons Heroes.  These people…

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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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