Anti-Slavery Australia recommends that a national compensation scheme be established to ensure victims of trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices have an effective pathway to compensation. The current State and Territory schemes are inadequate and Australia would be complying with its international treaty obligations by implementing a new national framework. Alternative mechanisms such as an improved Federal Court reparation framework or a targeted national reparation scheme needs to be considered to ensure that victims have a consistent and effective pathway to compensation.

Establishment of a National Compensation Scheme 

Source: Anti-Slavery Australia, ‘Establishment of a National Compensation Scheme’ (Policy Position Paper, March 2016).