Trafficking Victims Need Compensation

compensationCompensation is a Right not a Privilege

Human trafficking and slavery happens here in Australia. People are being exploited and controlled in situations of  servitude, forced labour, deceptive recruiting for labour services, forced marriage and debt bondage. Human trafficking is a heinous crime that violates a person’s human rights.  Human trafficking is a federal crime. To empower survivors as they recover from the harm and trauma they have experienced it is essential that they have access to appropriate compensation. Access to compensation is a right not a privilege. A new report by the Law Council of Australia and Anti-Slavery Australia has laid out the compelling case for the immediate construction of a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices. ACRATH is happy to support the campaign for a National Compensation Scheme. Read more…

 

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