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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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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Survivor of Trafficking into Australia Dies

By ACRATH | May 22, 2014

Ning’s Story ACRATH mourns the death of Ning on Friday 16 May 2014 after a long illness.  Ning had been trafficked into Australia as a…

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Under Age and Forced Marriages in Australia

By ACRATH | February 18, 2014

Coercing Someone to Marry is a Crime It has been alleged that an iman married a 12 year old girl to a 26 year old…

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Three Charged with Labour Trafficking

By ACRATH | October 29, 2013

Three People Arrested in Sydney Australian Federal Police have arrested and charged three members of a Filipino-Australian family for their alleged trafficking and exploitation of four…

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Teenagers Put Names on Airport Watch Lists

By ACRATH | September 2, 2013

Girls as Young as 14 Forced to Marry Overseas Girls as young as 14 are being forced to go overseas to marry older men and…

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Slavery Here in Australia

By ACRATH | July 27, 2013

Woman Held in Domestic Servitude The Saturday AM program on ABC Radio has reported that a Filipino woman who was held in domestic servitude is…

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Prostitutes likened to AFL draftees in trial

By ACRATH | April 24, 2009

The Age Kate Hagan April 24, 2009 A BARRISTER acting for a man accused of bringing five Thai women to Melbourne as sex slaves has…

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Gold Coast pimp jailed for forcing women to be sex slaves

By ACRATH | December 22, 2008

A GOLD Coast hairdresser who forced two Thai women into sexual slavery to pay off debts to violent loan sharks has been jailed for five…

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Slave ‘owner’ get 8 years

By ACRATH | December 7, 2007

A Weipa man who repeatedly raped a Filipina woman he used as a slave has been jailed for eight years. His wife was jailed for…

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Restaurateur cleared of slave claims

By ACRATH | October 26, 2007

  A Blue Mountains restaurateur accused of forcing an Indian chef to work in conditions of forced labour has been cleared of exploitation charges. But…

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