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Christians are called to fight every form of slavery: Pope

Inspired by the dignity of each human being as revealed by Jesus, Christians are called to fight “every form of slavery”, whether physical, social or spiritual, Pope Francis said. Source: OSV News.

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ACRATH pushes politicians for compensation scheme for modern slavery survivors

A delegation from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) is this week embarking on its annual advocacy visit to Parliament House in Canberra.

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Compendium demonstrates Church’s commitment to addressing modern slavery

In recognition of United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network has published the third Compendium of Modern Slavery Statements. 

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Fundraiser to help survivors of modern slavery find a safe place to call home

Ahead of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, the Sisters of Charity Foundation has launched a campaign to “Raise the Roof” for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking in Australia.

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NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner launches three-year plan 

New South Wales Anti-slavery Commissioner Dr James Cockayne yesterday launched his three-year strategic plan to combat modern slavery. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network.

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ACAN backs recommendations in review of Modern Slavery Act 

Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network chair John McCarthy has welcomed the 30 recommendations contained in the Modern Slavery Act review report. 

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Modern Slavery Act fails to create ‘meaningful change’

The Modern Slavery Act has failed to create “meaningful change” three years after its introduction and is not strong enough to combat the scourge of modern slavery, according to a report tabled in federal Parliament yesterday. Source: The Australian.

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Number of people in Australia experiencing modern slavery rises to 41,000

Australia has an estimated 41,000 people experiencing modern slavery – nearly triple the estimates since 2018, according to figures published yesterday. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network.

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Human trafficking survivors benefit from Budget

Catholic organisations working to eradicate modern slavery have praised measures in the Budget to support victims and survivors of human trafficking and the establishment of a national anti-slavery commissioner.