The Joint Committee on Law Enforcement conducted an Inquiry into Human Trafficking. The committee’s functions included examining Commonwealth law enforcement responses to human trafficking, including slavery, slavery-like practices (such as servitude, forced marriage and forced labour) and people trafficking to and from Australia.

Anti-Slavery Australia builds upon and updates the recommendations previously made to the Inquiry into Human Trafficking. Anti-Slavery Australia recommends that the Commonwealth government implement licensing for the labour hire industry, provide for family reunification within the Human Trafficking Visa Framework, and introduce a legislative framework to prevent human trafficking and slavery in the supply chains of Australian organisations, including public bodies.

Anti-Slavery Australia Supplementary Submission to the Inquiry into Human Trafficking (2017)