In response to the interviews conducted by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, during his mission in Australia in November 2016, Anti-Slavery Australia identifies the following key human rights issues for migrants in Australia:
- Extreme labour exploitation of migrants in Australia
- Vulnerability of women and children to being trafficked out of Australia
- Limited access to the Human Trafficking Visa Framework
- Family separation during the lengthy processing of visa applications and processing
- Access to compensation for victims of trafficking and slavery offences
Anti-Slavery Australia makes a number of recommendations including to appoint an Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Commissioner, amend the Trafficking Framework to better prioritise human rights, implement a family reunification scheme and establish a national victim’s compensation scheme.
Anti-Slavery Australia Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants (2016)