Human trafficking – not always “organized crime”

Very few of the human trafficking cases identified in Australia to date fit popular stereotypes. While the movies may show human trafficking situations involving organized gangsters, the reality is that trafficking can also be perpetrated by the couple living next door to you. Consider the following case from Queensland. This case involved a plan hatched…

Posted by Fiona David Thursday April 26 2012

Slavery is not always where you expect it

For the past two weeks, I have travelled around Australia on behalf of the Australian Institute of Criminology, with the Australian Federal Police, conducting training for front-line (State and Territory) police about human trafficking. We spoke to police, NGOs and representatives from other government agencies such as Fair Work Australia, Immigration and Customs, in Perth,…

Posted by Fiona David Thursday March 22 2012