This research note uses a recent case of servitude in the UK as the springboard for discussion about Australia’s laws against servitude and slavery, analysing whether the case would have been successfully prosecuted if it had occurred in Australia. It also considers the nature of servitude generally, drawing parallels with domestic violence and considering the policy response that is necessary to combat this often hidden issue.

Hidden From View: Slavery in the Home

Source: Anti-Slavery Australia, ‘Hidden From View: Slavery in the Home’ (2016).