Recent amendments to the Migration Regulations[1] have simplified the criteria for trafficked people...
In recent months, considerable media attention was given to a case involving the ‘marriage’ of a...
On the 21st of November 2015, amendments to the Migration Regulations[1] came into effect, providing...
Recipients of the 2015 Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards were justly feted and celebrated at the...
Our multilingual information kit is now available to order or to download on our website.
The Australian Government has recently launched its Forced Marriage Community Pack, developed in col...


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Domestic Worker

Trafficking for domestic servitude can happen in private homes. Debt bondage, coercion, exploitation, sexual assault, threats of deportation and social isolation may indicate trafficking.


Restaurant Worker

People who are trafficked may be unlawful or hold visas entitling them to work in Australia. Signs of trafficking may include debt bondage, deception, coercion, threat and control.


Agriculture Worker

This 30 second short film is about trafficking into agricultural work and shows how coercion, withholding of passport, non-payment of wages, and threats to report to immigration can be signs of trafficking.

What is Slavery

What is slavery?

Slavery is defined as “the condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, including where such a condition results from a debt or contract made by the person."


What is trafficking?

Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person for the purpose of exploiting that person through slavery, forced labour, sexual servitude, debt bondage, organ removal or other forms of exploitation. 

Forced Labour

What is forced labour?

Whilst trafficked people are often exploited through forced labour, not everyone who experiences forced labour has been trafficked.

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Face of slavery in Australia

Read case studies that depict examples of the various types of slavery that exist in modern Australia.


Contact Us

Anti-Slavery Australia, University of Technology Sydney
Phone: +61-2-9514 9660