45.8 million people are enslaved in the world today.
They may be held in debt bondage on fishing boats, held against their will as domestic servants or trapped in brothels by threats of violence. Though every country has declared it illegal, modern slavery in these and many other forms still exists today.
Select Committee on Human Trafficking Inquiry (NSW)
In this submission presented to the NSW Select Committee Inquiry into Human Trafficking, the Walk Free Foundation presents the case as to why Australia needs as a priority a “Modern Slavery Act” that strengthens existing Commonwealth legislation and policies to address the crime of “human trafficking” and more broadly, the multifaceted crimes of modern slavery often hidden within global supply chains.
MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome action on modern slavery legislation inquiry
The Walk Free Foundation is delighted with today’s Australian Government announcement of an inquiry into the adoption of national legislation to combat modern slavery.