There are many ways that individuals and corporates can get involved.
Be an ethical consumer
Education is essential to ending modern slavery. You can learn more through our nationally leading modern slavery elearning courses and our resources. We also regularly host events and modern slavery training. To find out more visit our events page and sign up to our newsletter. You can also explore the range of mobile applications available that cover a diverse range of topics related to modern slavery.
Advocate and amplify
Follow us on social media and share our posts.
Raise your voice with your local political representatives to let them know you care about ending modern slavery.
Be an Ethical Consumer
Review the modern slavery statements of the many large Australian companies who are required to report under the UK Modern Slavery Act. This includes banks, retailers and airlines. You can view many of these statements on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s Modern Slavery Registry. Australian modern slavery statements are due to be published in 2020.
You can also download one of the many useful apps that help you make informed purchasing decisions.
Good On You App helps you check on-the-go whether fashion brands have ethical policies regarding modern slavery and child labour.
Ethical Fashion Report by Baptist World Aid, to see whether brands are protecting their workers.
Made in a Free World evaluates and tracks slavery in all levels of your supply chain by assessing your purchases and suppliers.
Have you got an app you’d like to suggest?
Anti-Slavery Australia relies on your support to fund our free legal service for victims of modern slavery as well as our research, outreach and advocacy.
Donations of any amount are critical to continuing our work. You can donate through our secure online facility on the UTS Giving Site and all donations over $2 are tax deductable.
Why not hold a fundraiser event to support Anti-Slavery Australia? Anyone can do it! Host a tea party, film screening, race or trivia night with friends and colleagues to help us continue our work. You could involve your family, school, local community organisation or company to raise awareness while raising money that will benefit people in need, right here in Australia.
Contact us to register your fundraiser today.
Where does the money go?
Donations go directly to support Anti-Slavery Australia’s work with victims of trafficking and slavery.
All money goes directly to fund projects where it is most needed. Your fundraising helps us:
- Provide specialised legal support to survivors including exploring their migration options and pursuing compensation
- Connect survivors with relevant support services
- Research emerging issues in forced labour, human trafficking and forced marriage
- Raise awareness and empower communities to take a stand against slavery
- Engage communities to learn what trafficking and slavery is and how to respond appropriately
- Empower people or groups of people who are vulnerable to trafficking and expotiation
We are based at the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, so many of our administrative costs are met allowing us to extend our operations to help those who need it. We also have a wonderful team of legal and outreach volunteers.
We are registered as a gift receiving charity which means that all donations over $2 are tax deductable.
The support of volunteers is integral to our efforts to combat modern slavery and we are often looking for enthusiastic people to join our team of volunteers.
- Contribute to our mission of ending modern slavery in Australia
- Use your existing skills to contribute to a cause you’re passionate about
- Learn new skills and refine other skills in a fast-paced, energetic environment
- Work with passionate, like-minded people from diverse backgrounds
- Gain valuable work experience
- Develop your networks
By volunteering at Anti-Slavery Australia, you can make a vital contribution to our work and also gain experience, develop your skills and learn more about how we work to end modern slavery and support survivors in Australia.
Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute across all our diverse work areas, so there are opportunities for:
- Solicitors and migration agents
- Social media enthusiasts
- Grant writers and fundraising professionals
- Event planners
- Graphic designers and marketing professionals
- Educators and trainers
- Photographers and videographers
- Students completing practical legal training
But don’t just listen to us. Find out first-hand from Anti-Slavery volunteers.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside you all at Anti-Slavery Australia and support the great work you all do. Most notably, it was an incredible opportunity to attend and participate in the Freedom Awards and also to assist in preparing ASA’s submissions for the NSW Modern Slavery Bill. Thank you for being wonderful and welcoming team members!”
“It has been a really great experience working with ASA and getting to know you all over the last 6 months. You are a wonderful group of people doing some pretty incredible work. It has been an eye opening experience and a real privilege to be able to assist in some small way with the work that ASA does.”
“I am incredibly grateful for meeting every single one of you and still cannot believe I am leaving. I have learnt so much from all of you over the past year and I could not have asked for a more perfect way to undertake my practical legal training. Working at ASA has truly been one of my favourite experiences as part of completing my law degree, and after working here I literally do not want to work anywhere else.”
We encourage businesses to join our fight against modern slavery in Australia and support our projects. Your organisation can be involved in many ways.
Your business occupies a unique position of influence. A holistic corporate partnership with us allows you to harness that influence for good.
Partnerships with us are flexible, dynamic and tailored to your business. They range from a financial contribution to the development of new programs, events or educational tools. No matter what your specific partnership involves, you will have the full benefit of our leading national role in the anti-slavery movement in Australia.
You can show a culture of commitment to ethical practices, by providing your staff with the opportunity donate to us through a dedicated employee giving program. Contact us to find out more about how your employees can make a pre-tax donation directly from their pay.
Demonstrate you are willing to rise to the example set by others. Matching your employees’ donations is a powerful way to motivate action throughout all levels of your business.
Modern Slavery Training and Advisory
We can provide you with a range of modern slavery training services, including:
- Face-to-face training
- Training webinars
- Elearning modules and online tools
- Resources and materials
Our training is suitable for a range of audiences.
We can also come to you. Our training programs are offered in-house, at the UTS campus in Sydney and at other venues across the country.
We also offer advisory support for organisations addressing modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains. We deliver these services in partnership with human rights due diligence organisations/specialists.
We regularly host training, networking and fundraising events. You can become an event sponsor and gain exposure to community organisations and business stakeholders.
Pro Bono and In-Kind Support
Anti-Slavery Australia utilises an extensive pro bono lawyers network. Members range from lawyers at large commercial law firms, to sole practitioners and barristers. If you are a qualified legal professional or migration agent and would like to assist our work, contact us.
In-kind support is invaluable to us. By donating products or services, you make a direct and tangible difference. In addition, an experience with us is a rich opportunity for personal and professional development. Reach out today to discuss how your organisation can get involved.