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Advocacy organisations

  • Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) - peak body for 190 religious orders in Australia, representing 8000 religious sisters, brothers and priests, committed to working together to eliminate human trafficking.

  • Immigrant Women's Speakout Association - peak advocacy, information, referral and research body representing issues facing immigrant and refugee women in NSW.

  • Project Respect - supports and empowers women trafficked for sexual exploitation and women in the sex industry.

  • Scarlet Alliance - an Australian sex workers association, promoting sex workers legal, health, industrial and civil rights.

  • Stop the Traffik - coalition of non-government, community and other organisations working together against trafficking in Australia and around the world.

Support services

  • Australian Red Cross - provides support for trafficked people in Australia through the Support for Trafficked People Program.

  • Brigidine Sisters - a religious order of women who provide advocacy and support for trafficked and other vulnerable people.

  • Salvation Army - provides support for people who have experienced human trafficking, slavery or a slavery-like situation.

  • Sisters of Saint Joseph - a religious order of women who provide support for trafficked people.

  • The Freedom Hub - provides training and mentoring for survivors of human trafficking and slavery.

Australian branches of international human rights organisations

Australian government departments and agencies

  • Department¬†of Home Affairs - coordinates the Australia's effort to combat people trafficking

  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) - investigates Commonwealth crimes including the offences of trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced marriage and forced labour. Anti-Slavery Australia works closely with the AFP to identify and support victims of human trafficking and slavery in Australia.

  • Australian Human Rights Commission - an independent statutory organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia

  • Australian Institute of Criminology - national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority - ensures the adequacy of existing welfare services and facilities for seafarers visiting Australian ports.

  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) - prosecutes alleged offences against Commonwealth law including the offences of trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced marriage and forced labour. Anti-Slavery Australia has worked closely with the CDPP on a number of successful prosecutions.

  • Department of Employment - Commonwealth department responsible for national employment policies and programmes.

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - involved in combating people trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. DFAT has worked with partner governments across the region. This has included: assisting in drafting anti-trafficking legislation, training judges, prosecutors and police officers, improving policy, legal, research and outreach capacities.

  • Department of Social Services - administers the Support for Trafficked Peopled Program that provides assistance to victims of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices including forced marriage and forced labour. The Program is delivered by the Australian Red Cross.

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) - ensures compliance with workplace laws such as minimum pay rates. The FWO also investigates and takes legal action against exploitative employers. Anti-Slavery Australia and the FWO continue to collaborate on a number of cases.

  • Legal Aid New South Wales - provides legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across NSW.

Australian unions

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Contact Us

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