Ning was trafficked to Australia from Thailand to work in a Sydney brothel at the age of 13. She was forced to pay back a ‘debt’ owed to her traffickers by having sex with more than 100 men before she was discovered in a joint raid by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Immigration authorities. Author Fiona McLeod shares her experience assisting Ning in her successful application for compensation for sex offences as a result of human trafficking. A new report by the Law Council of Australia and Anti-Slavery Australia has laid out the compelling case for the immediate construction of a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices.
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