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| Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

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Trading Lives: Modern Day Human Trafficking

24 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74366-044-7 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-045-4 (HTML version)

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Preliminary Pages (PDF 176KB)

Foreword
Membership of the Committee
Membership of the Human Rights Sub-Committee
Committee Secretariat
Terms of reference
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 63KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

 
Chapter 2 Definitions of slavery, slavery-like practices and people trafficking (PDF 130KB)

Slavery
Slavery-like practices and forced labour
People trafficking
Slavery, forced labour, servitude, forced marriage and debt bondage
People trafficking
The differences between people trafficking and people smuggling
Community interpretations of slavery, slavery-like practices and people trafficking definitions
Interpretations of people trafficking  
Distinctions between slavery and people trafficking
Distinctions between people trafficking and people smuggling

 
Chapter 3 Current extent of slavery and people trafficking in Australia (PDF 171KB)

Investigations, prosecutions and convictions
Non-Government Organisations’ assistance for trafficked victims
Research on slavery and people trafficking
Community perceptions of slavery and people trafficking in Australia
Committee comment

 
Chapter 4 Australia’s response to people trafficking (PDF 189KB)

Australian Government response
International agreements
International forums
Australia’s aid program
Australian legislation
Committee comment
Non-Government organisations’ responses
Commonwealth funded community awareness and education programs
Committee comment

 
Chapter 5 Support for victims of trafficking and slavery (PDF 244KB)

People trafficking visa framework
Concerns about the trafficking visa framework
Committee comment
Additional concerns about the trafficking visa framework
Committee comment
Support for trafficked people program
Suggested additional support for victims of trafficking
Committee comment

 
Chapter 6 Exploitation in product supply chains (PDF 194KB)

Global estimates of people in forced labour
Overview of international action
Suggestions for combatting exploitation in global supply chains
Australian Government action
Committee comment

 
Chapter 7 Community perceptions on international best practice (PDF 182KB)

Appointing an ambassador for trafficking in persons
Criminalising the purchase of sexual services
Increased engagement in international forums
Suggested best practice for victim support
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
Italy
European Union
Ratification of UN and ILO conventions
Internet Watch Foundation
Committee comment

 
Appendix A – List of Submissions (PDF 43KB)
 
Appendix B – List of Exhibits (PDF 74KB)
 
Appendix C – Witnesses who appeared at public hearings (PDF 53KB)
 
Appendix D – Total number and type of offences charged where an offence under Division 270 or Division 271 of the Criminal Code was the primary offence (PDF 285KB)
 
Appendix E – Summary by region of offences under Divisions 270 and 271 of the Criminal Code and related offences referred by AFP to CDPP (PDF 276KB)
 
Appendix F – A list of relevant AusAID NGO Cooperation Program activities for 2012-13 (PDF 88KB)
 
Appendix G – A list of relevant AusAID Human Rights Grants Scheme projects for 2012-13 (PDF 113KB)
 
Appendix H – Summary of convictions for Divisions 270 and 271 of the Criminal Code and related offences prosecuted by the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions (PDF 165KB)
 
Appendix I – Summary of assistance under the Support for Trafficked People Program (PDF 199KB)
 
Appendix J – List of goods produced with high risk of forced labour or child labour by country (PDF 29KB)

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