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Since 2003, Anti-Slavery Australia has been dedicated to eliminating all forms of trafficking.

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Anti-Slavery Australia advocates for changes to laws and policies that will improve the protection of the rights of people who have been trafficked or enslaved by providing submissions to government and industry inquiries.

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Collaboration is a core value at Anti-Slavery Australia and we are committed to engaging a broad audience in activities aimed at ending slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

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ASA in the media

ASA in the media



Trauma of forced marriage in Australia revealed in new campaign
SBS News

10 April 2018

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/trauma-of-forced-marriage-in-australia-revealed-in-new-campaign


Sydney teachers learn how to combat human trafficking
Catholic Outlook

19 March 2018

https://catholicoutlook.org/sydney-teachers-learn-combat-human-trafficking/


Writing on the wall
UTS Newsroom

02 Mar 2018

http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2018/03/writing-wall?utm_source=wall_gk3&utm_medium=gk&utm_campaign=wall_mar18


Slavery: Australia's hidden shame is being uncovered
News.com.au

February 24, 2018

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/slavery-australias-hidden-shame-is-being-uncovered/news-story/4e477ed4fa6c459395929ac828d30999


Sydney man allegedly made family fly to India against their will and tried to cancel Australian visa

ABC News

05 December 2017

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-05/human-trafficking-sydney-husband-charged-over-wife-baby-to-india/9226616


Sydney man charged after allegedly trafficking wife, daughter to India

SBS News

05 December 2017

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/12/05/sydney-man-charged-after-allegedly-trafficking-wife-daughter-india


Sydney man charged with trafficking wife and baby daughter

Sydney Morning Herald

05 December 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-man-charged-with-trafficking-wife-and-baby-daughter-20171205-gzyufa.html



Konica Minolta human rights efforts win Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award

IT Brief

10 Nov 2017

https://itbrief.com.au/story/konica-minoltas-human-rights-efforts-win-anti-slavery-australia-freedom-award/



Forced Marriage a Hidden Form of Violence

Catholic News

10 Nov 2017

http://cathnews.com/cathnews/30696-forced-marriage-a-hidden-form-of-violence



Griffith Academic Receives Prestigious Award for Fighting Child Trafficking
Griffith News

10 Nov 2017

https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2017/11/10/griffith-academic-receives-prestigious-award-for-fight-against-child-trafficking/



Modern Day Slavery Is Rife In Australia

The Daily, 2SER

http://2ser.com/modern-day-slavery-rife-australia/



Commission moves to unshackle slavery

PS News

07 Nov 2017

http://www.psnews.com.au/aps/576/news/commission-moves-to-unshackle-slavery



Organisations Unite to End Modern Slavery in Australia

Pro Bono Australia

01 Nov 2017

https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/11/organisations-unite-end-modern-slavery-australia/



Australian governments warned they could be buying supplies made by slave labour

The Guardian

18 Oct 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/18/australian-governments-warned-they-could-by-buying-supplies-made-by-slave-labour


Australia Cracks Down on Modern Slavery

The Straits Times

04 Sept 2017

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australia-cracks-down-on-modern-day-slavery



225 illegal workers found in raids across Australia

SBS News

22 August 2017

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2017/08/22/225-illegal-workers-found-raids-across-australia



Hundreds of illegal foreign workers swept up in raids, border force says

SBS News

21 August 2017

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/21/hundreds-illegal-foreign-workers-swept-raids-border-force-says


Modern Chains: An Interview with Anti-Slavery Australia's Professor Jennifer Burn

Sydneycriminallawyers.com.au

21 July 2017

http://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/modern-chains-an-interview-with-anti-slavery-australias-professor-jennifer-burn/



The case for Australian modern slavery legislation

Honi Soit

07 June 2017

http://honisoit.com/2017/06/the-case-for-australian-modern-slavery-legislation/



From live streaming to TOR: new technologies are worsening online child exploitation

The Conversation

May 25, 2017

http://theconversation.com/from-live-streaming-to-tor-new-technologies-are-worsening-online-child-exploitation-78198



The World Today

ABC

19 May 2017

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2016/s4671885.htm


Inquiry into Potential Modern Slavery Act For Australia

The Wire

07 April 2017

http://thewire.org.au/story/inquiry-potential-modern-slavery-act-australia/



Remembering Slavery: Recognition, Justice and Development

UTS Newsroom

04 April 2017

http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/2017/03/remembering-slavery-recognition-justice-and-development



How taking a photo on your next holiday could help put an end to sex trafficking.
Mamamia.com.au

29 March 2017

http://www.mamamia.com.au/sex-trafficking-app/



National compensation scheme needed for victims of forced labour and slave trade: new report

Canberra Times

26 October 2016

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/workplace-relations/national-compensation-scheme-needed-for-victims-of-forced-labour-and-slave-trade-new-report-20161026-gsavyu.html



Human trafficking victims deserve national compensation scheme

ABC News

25 October 2016

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-25/anti-slavery-compensation-scheme-needed-for-australia/7960376


Child marriage: A closer look at the story behind the headlines

RN Breakfast

26 September 2016

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/the-rise-of-child-marriage/7872064



Light from the shadows

U Magazine

26 August 2016

http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2016/08/light-from-the-shadows?utm_source=light_gk7&utm_medium=gk&utm_campaign=light_sep16



Justice elusive for victims of forced labour

SBS Insight

26 July 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/article/2016/07/25/justice-elusive-victims-forced-labour



We need an Anti-Slavery Commissioner

SBS Insight

26 July 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/article/2016/07/26/comment-we-need-anti-slavery-commissioner



Freedom Hub Cafe helping survivors of slavery

SBS News

15 July 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/07/15/freedom-hub-cafe-helping-survivors-slavery



A modern-day slave in Australia's suburbs

BBC News

9 June 2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36476191



Almost 46 million people trapped in modern slavery: global index

SBS World News

June 01 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/696468035532



Slavery still common in Australia and abroad

The Wire

June 01, 2016

http://thewire.org.au/story/slavery-still-common-in-australia-and-abroad/



Difficult distinction between unacceptable work conditions and slavery

The Examiner

April 30, 2016

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3878484/foreign-workers-coercion-concern/



International students working rights

SBS Radio

31 March 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/turkish/en/content/international-students-working-rights



Despite positive steps, Australia still needs to do more to end forced marriage

The Conversation

11 March 2016

https://theconversation.com/despite-positive-steps-australia-still-needs-to-do-more-to-end-forced-marriage-55508



Preventing Forced Marriage In Australia

Westender

10 March 2016

http://westender.com.au/7590-2/



International Womens Day highlights government response to forced marriage

Buset

08 March 2016

http://www.buset-online.com/international-womens-day-highlights-government-response-to-forced-marriage/



Anti-slavery workers say government is failing sex trafficking victims

Triple J

01 March 2016

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/anti-slavery-workers-say-gov-failing-sex-trafficking-victim/7210778



Australia's human trafficking crisis: Forced marriage, labour exploitation are rising

NT News & News.com.au
22 November 2015
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/national/australias-human-trafficking-crisis-forced-marriage-labour-exploitation-are-rising/story-fnjbnxug-1227618845589



Thailand Must Protect Witnesses' Families
Phuketwan News

05 November 2015
http://phuketwan.com/tourism/thailand-protect-families-trafficking-witnesses-says-award-winner-23521/



Judith Neilson backs effort to eradicate slavery and trafficking in Australia
UTS Newsroom

06 November 2015
http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2015/11/judith-neilson-backs-effort-eradicate-slavery-and-trafficking-australia



Forced child marriages in Australia
News.com.au

27 October 2015
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/forced-child-marriages-in-australia-theyre-being-groomed-from-the-moment-theyre-born/story-fnq2o7dd-1227581558374


Push for police protection over human trafficking
Radio New Zealand

28 August 2015
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201768485/push-for-police-protection-over-human-trafficking



Human trafficking: Sex slavery victims risking brutal reprisals to access government support, campaigners say
ABC News

26 August 2015
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-26/sex-slavery-victims-lives-endangered-by-laws/6688224



Launch of the 2015 TIP report
SBS News

28 July 2015
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/07/28/battle-against-evil-australia-urged-act-sex-trafficking



A battle against evil: Australia urged to act on sex trafficking

SBS News
28 July 2015
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/07/28/battle-against-evil-australia-urged-act-sex-trafficking



Discovery of a lost ancestral link

Sydney Morning Herald
23 July 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/national/discovery-of-a-lost-ancestral-link-20150309-13z3ew.html


Slavery in the City
2SER Radio
23 July 2015
http://www.2ser.com/contact/item/16881-slavery-in-the-city



Boko Haram an Underestimated Threat?
2ser Radio

29 April 2015

http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/14985-boko-haram-an-underestimated-threat



Slavery in the Australian suburbs: It's happening, but how do we stop it?

SBS News

04 April 2015

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/04/02/slavery-australian-suburbs-its-happening-how-do-we-stop-it



Child trafficking on the rise, UN report reveals

SBS News

26 November 2014

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/25/child-trafficking-rise-un-report-reveals


The rape scene in Brad Pitt's Fury no-one is talking about

The Conversation

03 November 2014

https://theconversation.com/the-rape-scene-in-brad-pitts-fury-no-one-is-talking-about-33638



My name is Thea. I'm 12. And I'm getting married

SBS News

11 October 2014

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/10/10/my-name-thea-im-12-and-im-getting-married



Over 1000 arrested, 30 trafficked children rescued in Europe-wide raids

SBS News

26 September 2014

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/09/25/over-1000-arrested-30-trafficked-children-rescued-europe-wide-raids



Just Married, Just a Child

Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development

August 28, 2014

http://www.pgpd.asn.au/#!Just-Married-Just-a-Child/c13wh/C5F04431-94C1-43A3-A901-46A3E2159E4C



A new push to end slavery in Australia

The Wire

30 July 2014

http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11813



Modern Slavery

612 ABC Brisbane, Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine

21 July 2014

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2014/07/modern-slavery.html?site=brisbane&program=612_afternoons



Girls as young as ten being forced into marriage; 14 million child brides married every year

News.com.au
14 July 2014 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/girls-as-young-as-ten-being-forced-into-marriage-14-million-child-brides-married-every-year/story-fnet09y4-1226987689946



More coordination needed between commonwealth and state governments.

ABC World Today
25th June 2014



The alarming plight of child brides around the world
SBS Two TV
07 May 2014
http://www.sbs.com.au/thefeed/blog/2014/05/07/alarming-plight-child-brides-around-world


Does Australia have any form of Slavery?
SBS Urdu Radio
30 March 2014
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/urdu/highlight/page/id/326457/t/Does-Australia-have-any-form-of-Slavery



Modern Day Slavery
ABC Overnights 
26 March 2014
http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/stories/s3972089.htm?site=melbourne



Anti-Slavery Australia's Jennifer Burn talks slavery talks slavery in Australia
Australian Christian Lobby
25 March 2014
http://www.acl.org.au/2014/03/anti-slavery-australias-jennifer-burn-talks-slavery-in-australia/


Mining magnate Andrew Forrest launches Global Freedom Network in bid to end slavery
ABC TV News 
19 March 2014
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-18/forrest-launches-organisation-in-bid-to-end-slavery/5327192


New global network formed to fight slavery
SBS News
19 March 2014
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/19/new-global-network-formed-fight-slavery



A Forced Debate

ABC Local Radio Sunday Nights
09 March 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s3959786.htm


Modern-Day Slavery 
ABC Overnights Program
5 March 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/default.htm



Father charged over alleged marriage of 12yr old daughter
ABC News

12 February 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-12/61-year-old-man-charged-over-alleged-underage-marriage-in-newca/5254962



Putting an end to Forced Marriage in Australia

The Conversation

19 October 2013

http://theconversation.com/putting-an-end-to-forced-marriage-in-australia-17827#comment_240680



What the experts say about 3000 slaves in Australia

Business Insider

18 October 2013

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/heres-a-breakdown-of-what-the-experts-say-about-the-3000-slaves-in-australia-2013-10



A disturbing report has identified there are still 30,000,000 slaves worldwide - even in Australia
ABC News Radio

17 October 2013

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/newsradio/audio/201310/r1189168_15281116.mp3



Workers exploited in homes and embassies

Couriermail.com.au

22 April 2013

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/celebrants-can-help-stop-forced-marriages/story-e6freono-1226625917881



New Anti-Slavery Laws passed in Australia

Thai News Service

04 March 2013



New Laws clamp down on Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

The Conversation

27 February 2013

http://theconversation.com/new-laws-clamp-down-on-forced-labour-and-forced-marriage-12515



An Inconvenient Truth

UTS Tower Magazine

Issue 7 Summer 2012

http://webedition.utstower.com.au/summer2012/



Former forced bride fights for women
The Australian
12 December 2012

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/former-forced-bride-fights-for-women/story-fn3dxiwe-1226535603920



Chained to the scourge of slavery
Sydney Morning Herald
6 December 2012

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/chained-to-scourge-of-slavery-20121205-2avjv.html



Forced Marriage
Radio National: The Spirit of Things
29 July 2012

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/forced-marriage/4148388



Call to end Forced Marriage in Australia
Herald Sun
12 April 2012

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-11/calls-for-more-research-into-forced-marriage/3944336



PM with Mark Kolvin: Calls for more research into forced marriage
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
11 April 2012

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-11/calls-for-more-research-into-forced-marriage/3944336



Organ trafficking case dropped
Sun-Herald
25 March 2012
http://www.smh.com.au/national/organ-traffickers-death-closes-case-20120324-1vqvn.html



THE WEDDING VOW

The Australian Magazine
11 February 2012

http://www.smh.com.au/national/tipoff-leads-to-trio-of-young-thai-women-who-were-held-as-sex-slaves-20120202-1qvnu.html



Brothel owner charged over human trafficking
Sydney Morning Herald
3 February 2012

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/brothel-owner-charged-over-human-trafficking-20120202-1qvoo.html

 

 
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