National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24: Public Consultation Paper: Human Trafficking and Slavery, Australian Border Force.
Law Council of Australia.
Published: February 21, 2020
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This report examines the twelve goals that have been proposed for Australia to combat modern slavery from 2020-2024. It begins by explaining the role of the Law Council of Australia to advise governments, courts, and federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. The report then examines the following twelve goals: maintain and promote compliance with international standards on modern slavery; engage the Australian community to understand and combat modern slavery; promote an evidence-based response to modern slavery; maintain a robust and comprehensive legislative framework to combat modern slavery; train frontline officials to support the identification of victims and effective investigations of modern slavery; progress effective prosecutions to secure convictions against offenders; enhance our response to combat forced marriage; enhance our response to combating serious forms of labor exploitation, including force labor and deceptive recruiting; promote transparency and accountability for combating modern slavery risks in global supply chains, including Government procurement; provide appropriate support, protections, and remedies to empower victims of modern slavery; enhance our leadership and partnerships to promote regional and international cooperation on combating modern slavery; and work collaboratively across government, along with non-government stakeholders to combat modern slavery. Recommendations are made for strengthening and amending provisions of the goals.
Australia; human trafficking; child abuse; sexual exploitation; employment; prevention; federal laws; strategic planning; capacity building; guidelines; policy formation