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- 28 May, 2023
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.
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.
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.
Be a Good Egg in fight against slavery and child labour
A justice-based chocolate revolution has been sweeping through schools, parishes and communities in Australia in the days leading up to Easter, with people buying slavery-free certified Easter eggs to avoid chocolate that may have been produced using child labour. Source: ACRATH
Slavery survivor who became a campaigner wins Freedom Award
Modern slavery survivor Moe Turaga has been presented with a 2023 Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award in recognition of his work as a survivor advocate. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network.
Catholics attend event to mark milestone in fight against modern slavery
The Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network was represented at an event convened by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus to mark the 10th anniversary of royal assent of modern slavery offences in Australia’s criminal code.
Students respond to Pope Francis’ call
Australian and New Zealand Catholic secondary school students are responding to a call from Pope Francis to be the changemakers in the struggle against human trafficking. Source: ACRATH.
Catholic organisations unite in battle to end modern slavery
The fight to end slavery demands patience, perseverance and courage from everyone, writes John McCarthy. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic Health Australia wants national anti-slavery watchdog
Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Albanese Government to establish an independent anti-slavery commissioner as part of reforms to improve the Modern Slavery Act 2018.