Case Studies

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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Research applauds Companionship Program

By ACRATH02 | February 6, 2024

Judy Lamb started researching the work of ACRATH Companions almost two years ago. The resulting 10-page publication, ACRATH Companionship Project Research Paper, has been published…

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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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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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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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Servitude or Service?

By ACRATH | June 19, 2019

Service or Servitude: A Study of Trafficking for Domestic Work in Australia by Heather Moore is the first report to analyse 30+ cases of domestic servitude…

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Sydney Woman Found Guilty

By ACRATH | May 16, 2019

A NSW District Court Jury has found a Sydney woman guilty on two accounts of intentionally possessing a slave, exercising powers of ownership over a…

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First Conviction of Forced Labour

By ACRATH | April 16, 2019

A Brisbane couple have been found guilty of the offence of forced labour. This is the first time there has been a conviction for the…

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