Examples of Slavery in Australia
- 2016, more than 50 Taiwanese nationals were discovered locked in 2 Brisbane mansions, forced to work 7 days a week in a fake call centre with no pay http://bit.ly/2b8A7xP
- 2015, a 12 year old girl was forced into marriage with a 27 year old man in New South Wales http://bit.ly/forcedmarriagensw
- 2015, ABC’s Four Corners program exposed slavery like conditions in the Australian Agriculture industry www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/05/04/4227055.htm
- 2013, a Brisbane woman was jailed for 9 years for trafficking her 9 year old daughter from Thailand to work in her Brisbane sex work business. The mother sent for her daughter from Thailand to be brought to Australia for a 6 week holiday in 2004 and was kept in a situation of slavery. http://bit.ly/brisbaneslaverycase
- 2013, the Australian Federal Police arrested 3 Australians for recruiting Filipino boxers to Australia, promising them riches and success. When they arrived in Sydney they had their passports taken and they were used as unpaid domestic workers. http://bit.ly/filipinoboxers
- 2011, a Sydney woman suffering from a kidney condition was suspected to have trafficked a young woman from the Philippines with the intention of harvesting an organ. Due to this case, Australia now has a criminal offence to address organ trafficking under the Commonwealth Code. http://bit.ly/organtrafficking
- 2007, Domestic Slavery by a diplomatic official. A Bangladeshi man filed a suit against the United Arab Emirates, claiming he was not paid wages during a six-month stint in the Canberra home of its ambassador. http://bit.ly/2flwHqy
- 2005, A Filipina maid owed $43,000 in damages and lost wages by a senior Chilean diplomat whom she accused of exploiting and abusing her. http://bit.ly/2gc66xe
Tools for working with people who have experienced trafficking &/or slavery.
Tools for Law Enforcement
Tools for Business
Information for Schools
Are you a teacher or a school student? Would you like more information about how your school can be involved in ending modern slavery? The Salvos Schools Information Booklet has everything you need to get started!
The Australian Freedom Network (AFN)
Faiths uniting to end slavery in Australia.
The AFN is a framework through which faith-based organisations can collaborate and communicate regarding their efforts in the fight against modern slavery.
A global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking.
02 9514 9662
Trafficking and Slavery Safe House, Salvation Army
02 9211 5794
The Freedom Partnership, Salvation Army
02 9266 9762
Salvos Legal Humanitarian
02 8212 1500
03 9416 3401
National Children and Youth Law Centre
02 9385 9588
131 AFP ask for the Human Trafficking Team