Join us on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 2pm AEST for an introduction to modern slavery in Australia.
We recognise that the human rights abuses of modern slavery intersect with multiple areas of expertise and discipline.
In anticipation of our upcoming national online conference on modern slavery, ‘Partnering to End Modern Slavery‘, we invite you to join us for a one-hour seminar intended to provide you with a background on modern slavery in Australia.
This seminar will equip you with an overview of modern slavery in Australia, before we delve deeper into these issues during our national conference.
Prof. Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney, will cover:
- What is modern slavery?
- Scope and impact: COVID and the modern slavery context in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
- Common indicators and at-risk groups
- National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery
- Modern Slavery Act and supply chain reporting
- Criminal justice responses – legislation, investigation and prosecution, and the Commonwealth Criminal Code
- Support for victims and survivors.
Live captioning will be available during the seminar.
This seminar is convened by Anti-Slavery Australia as part of an Australian Government grant to build a national anti-slavery partnership.