Case Studies

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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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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Forced Marriage in Melbourne

By ACRATH | January 31, 2017

Melbourne Magistrate Court Charges Cleric In early January 2017 a Melbourne Magistrate Court charged a cleric over the forced marriage of a child. The marriage took…

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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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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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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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Jail Sentence for Father of Child Bride

By ACRATH | July 17, 2015

Twelve Year Old Girl Married in Ceremony at Family Home The father of a twelve year old girl has been sentenced to six years in jail after…

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Slavery in Australia!!!

By ACRATH | May 7, 2015

Slaving Away: A Four Corners Report A recent Four Corners report, Slaving Away, has uncovered the exploitation of migrant workers on farms and in factories…

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Forced Marriage Happens in Australia

By ACRATH | March 29, 2015

Husband and Father Charged A twelve year old girl  was married in the back yard at the family home in the Hunter Valley by a local sheikh in January 2014.…

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Women’s Voices Heard in Sex Trafficking Research

By ACRATH | February 23, 2015

Research by ACRATH Member Sr Angela Reed rsm Sister of Mercy Angela Reed thought she knew a lot about human trafficking when she managed Mercy…

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Human Trafficking and Slavery in Australia

By ACRATH | November 4, 2014

Numbers Rising Recent media report indicate  that the Australian Federal Police(AFP) are experiencing a rise in the number of human trafficking and forced marriage cases…

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